A group of stock car drivers braved the pain and had various parts of their bodes waxed to raise money for charity.
The event, organised by Team Buckle, who race at Tullyroan Oval, was held at The Head O’ the Road bar and raised £3,000 for the charity, Hope for Cian.
The charity has been set up to help four-year-old Cian McDonnell Lynch, who desperately requires a double lung transplant. The only option is for an operation in Boston USA, requiring $1 million (US).
The charity night was a huge success. Team Buckle might race locally at Tullyroan Oval, but their drivers hail from all over Northern Ireland, with each county being represented, with the exception of one.
Three of the volunteers, David Wright, William Ogilby and Jonathan Murdock, are all local to the area, while Brian Johnston and Sheldon Murray made the journey from Randalstown.
Adrian McKinstry, popularly known as Shaggy, raised £1,000. He organised a raffle for his home-built ‘Micro Banger’, which the winner, Dublin-based Ed Fahey, raced on Sunday at Tullyroan Oval.
Team Buckle has thanked everyone who supported the event and made generous donations in both sponsorship and raffle prizes.
Thanks also go to the Head O’The Road Bar & Restaurant for hosting the event and providing the buffet, as well as organising their own sponsored challenge. Also to Robyn James Hair & Beauty Salon in Loughgall who offered their expertise and supplies so that the event could take place, and finally to Amy and Layla for donating the use of the waxing tables.
For anyone wishing to make a donation, there are still some buckets and tins in local shops. You can also donate through Facebook and Twitter, text CIAN to 60999, or through the donation website www.gofundme.com/HopeForCian.