Martin O’Halloran, of PC Electrics, Ann Street in Ballycastle was seeing red recently after dying his beard to raise money for charity.
The decision was the result of a mis-timed joke, when he said “I’m dying my beard RED for Christmas”. However after some thought he decided to actually go ahead with it and try to raise as much money as possible.
Due to the staff’s own personal experience, it was decided that the chosen charity would be NI Chest, Heart & Stroke.
NICHS run a number of services across Northern Ireland, including a Causeway branch, to help people and their families to meet the challenges of living with chest, heart or stroke conditions.
And after a month of donning his red beard, Martin raised an amazing £306.63 thanks to donations from the local community, staff, local businesses and family.
Martin would like to thank all the customers of PC Electrics, and anyone who donated, for their support and generosity.
He is now busy planning another fund-raising effort for later in the year.
He is pictured (right) presenting Elizabeth White, Margaret Scanlan, and Wendy McCormick, from Ballycastle Support Group of Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke, with £306.63 which he raised in December.