Dermot shaves head for Alzheimer Society

Blarney resident Dermot Burke made lockdown count by leaving his hair grow before shaving it all off last month, raising more than €2,000 for charity. Dermot told us, “In December 2019 I had, what I didn’t realise at the time, would be my last haircut for over a year and a half. As the weeks wore on I thought of an idea. I would let my hair grow until there was no more lockdowns or restrictions or pandemic. However, I never could have guessed how long my hair would actually grow! So I decided to raise money for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland by doing a sponsored head shave. My mother in law and lots of other people in my life are unfortunate enough to have Alzheimer’s or Dementia in one form or another. The services provided by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland are essential for countless families and spouses up and down the country, and whether it’s respite care or home care visits and all that goes along with that, as well as so much more work that the society does for people with these awful conditions and their families, it’s a great cause that is hugely important to me.”