Adorned with blue ribbons and hairdryers at the ready, the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team in Letterkenny held a heartfelt fundraiser this afternoon for former team member Patrice McCrossan.

Patrice, a mum of four from St Johnston, was recently diagnosed with acute aggressive leukaemia. Aged 33, Patrice is a talented hairdresser with many friends in the Patrick Gildea team who were determined to show their love and support on this difficult journey.

The salon organised a blow-dry day to wield their skills not just for style, but to raise vital funds for Patrice and her family. Appointments filled up fast, with loyal customers and friends eager to enjoy a day of glamour for a cause close to their hearts.

Kiera and Blaithin welcoming guests to the fundraiser

“At our salon we have always had a family team ethos, when we hear of a past member of our team having to go through a treatment plan for Leukemia we feel as a hairdressing family compelled to do a little something to support,” the team said.

The spirit of solidarity was strong as the team members past and present gathered, sending well wishes to Patrice. Even for those who couldn’t make it for a blow-dry, the doors were open for people to visit, enjoy some treats and participate in the raffle.

Stay tuned to the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing social media pages for updates on the raffle and the amount raised.

See more photos from the afternoon here: 

Vinny gets to grips with the Dyson! Vinny and Marty from the V&M Podcast called in to support the fundraiser and lend a helping hand

Lee-Anne and Evie Burke supporting the blow dry day for Patrice

Brid and Eimear Sweeney looking amazing after their visit

Keira looking after a client in the Hair Spa

Blaitin and Patrick Gildea

Marty Brogan, Vinny McLaughlin, Rachel McLaughlin and Patrick Gildea

Anita Gildea and Josey Greene

Lillie Galbraith and Vickie Harris look after Evie Burke’s beautiful hair

Siobhan Russell gives a client the luxury salon experience

Sweets and treats for everyone

The wonderful prizes available in the raffle