Grainne's Shave or Dye

Shave or Dye

Pledge to shave your head or dye your hair for cancer.
Collect donations and then make it happen!

Shave or Dye at home

  • Looking for a way to raise your friends' spirits while raising money for charity? 
  • Stuck at home without a barber or hairdresser appointment on the horizon? 
  • Worrying less about your appearance now that you've limited your social contacts?

We got you. 

Make your terrible home haircut a fun virtual fundraising event, and raise money for people affected by cancer at a time when they most need your support.

Thousands of participants have been getting their friends and family to sponsor them to shave or dye their hair. By shaving or dying your hair, you are showing your support for thousands of people who are going through, or have gone though, cancer treatment.

Your Shave or Dye fundraiser will help us to provide free cancer services such as our Cancer Support Line, Remote Counselling and Night Nurses, who are all supporting people with cancer across the country during coronavirus.

This year we hope the generosity and spirit of the Irish public will help us to continue to deliver our vital services to cancer patients and families during this time of crisis. Cancer doesn't stop, and neither do we.

Since it began in 2010 Today FM's Shave or Dye has raised over €7.55 million for cancer patients and their families, thanks to the generosity and spirit of the Irish public.

Hair Donations

There are very limited options for hair donations in Ireland, with on of the few being the Rapunzel Foundation in New Ross. You can learn more and contact them here:

Otherwise we would generally refer people onto the Little Princess Trust in the UK. They provide wigs or funding up to €1000 to children or young adults up to the age of 24, both in Ireland and the UK. The website for the Little Princess trust have a list of requirements for usable hair on their website:

For more information

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