A group of stock car drivers will be having various parts of their bodies waxed next week to raise money for a young boy who needs lifesaving treatment in the USA.
Team Buckle, who race locally at Tullyroan Oval, will be holding the charity event next Friday, September 18, at the Head O’ the Road Bar & Restaurant in the Birches, starting at 8.30pm.
There is also a buffet and raffle to follow, and the team is hoping for lots of sponsorship support.
The drivers were made aware of the life -threatening situation of young Cian McDonnell Lynch through fellow National Banger drivers from the south of Ireland.
Four-year-old Cian McDonnell Lynch is from Carlanstown, Co Meath, and suffers from a very severe form of dyskeratosis congenita, an extremely rare disease, affecting just one in a million people. He went completely blind at the age of one, and shortly after this, doctors discovered that his bone marrow was failing.
In March 2013, he had a bone marrow transplant which was successful, but now needs a double lung transplant to survive, and is currently undergoing tests in Boston, USA.
Team Buckle, who have helped various charities in the past, are grateful for all the support to date for their ‘Hope for Cian’ fundraising initiative.
Robyn James Hair & Beauty Salon in Loughgall are providing the waxing services while Head o’ the Road Bar & Restaurant are not only offering the venue but are also providing buffet food for the event.
Instant Print in Armagh Business Centre have also been very generous in assisting with printing of posters and labels for charity buckets while local businesses have placed donation buckets in their businesses and offered items for the raffle and financial donations.
Anyone wishing to donate or sponsor the waxing event should contact any Team Buckle driver or visit the Team Buckle facebook page or go to ‘Hope for Cian’ foundation through their facebook page or through their charity donation site, hopeforcian.com.