MAJELLA O’Donnell’s head shave live on the Late Late Show last Friday has raised a staggering €400,000 to date.
However, that figure is expected to reach the half million mark when an up-to-date count is released by the Irish Cancer Society tomorrow (Friday).
Having her head shaved in advance of losing it through chemotherapy treatment brought the audience to their feet and the immediate response from the viewers at home saw more than €250,000 in donations flood in by Saturday afternoon.
Such was the response that the Cancer Society’s website crashed on Sunday.
Mrs O’Donnell, wife of Kincasslagh crooner Daniel, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and started a course of chemotherapy treatment last week.
In a statement issued on Daniel’s official website during the week, Majella said she is “absolutely overwhelmed” with the amount of support she has received over the past few weeks.
She added that people can still donate by logging on to www.cancer.ie and click on her picture and you will find a donate button where you can very easily give what you feel is right.
Daniel himself said: “Absolutely no amount is too small and just the fact that you have done something to help another person will keep a big smile on her face during this period of her life. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart.”
People can donate to Majella’s Pink Appeal for the Irish Cancer Society, text ‘Pink’ to 50300 to donate €4 or CallSave 1850 60 60 60 to make a donation.