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Glam Up adn Go for Special Olympics Connaught

Lee Porter, Sales Rep Crossans with RTE star Eileen Magnier while she gets her nails done by Gemma Crossan at the launch of “Glam Up and Go”, for Special Olympics took place on Monday 2nd December, at Hot Head Hair Salon Riverstown, Co. Sligo.

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RTE star Eileen Magnier has called on women to ‘glam up and go’ this festive season by supporting a new fundraising initiative between Crossan Hair and Beauty and Special Olympics.

The launch of “Glam Up and Go”, for Special Olympics took place on Monday 2nd December, at Hot Head Hair Salon Riverstown, Co. Sligo. This fundraising initiative, organised by Crossan Hair and Beauty Cosmetics are asking Hair and Beauty Salons in the region to help raise €228 with in-salon fundraising events. This can include; in-salon raffle, coffee morning, customer appreciation days, waxathons, donations etc. Monies raised from this event, will support Athletes competing in 2014 Ireland Games which take place in Limerick.

Eileen Magnier from RTE said “ I’m delighted to support Connaught Special Olympics – it’s a fantastic organisation giving great enjoyment not just to the athletes but to their families, friends and supporters and I hope that at this time when we like to spend a few euro on making ourselves look nice for Christmas that we can spare a little more to give our local Special Olympics athletes the best chance to shine when they represent the region in next year’s games in Limerick”

Nicola Crossan from Crossan Hair and Beauty said” We are delighted to be working with and supporting such a worthy cause, we cover a large area such as Connaught, Longford Westmeath and parts of Ulster, and we are asking our loyal customers in our region to support this fun fundraising initiative in aid of such a worthy cause.

Michael Carty Regional Fundraising Coordinator for Special Olympics Connaught said “we are delighted to have Crossan Hair and Beauty on board for this event. It is testament to the times that are in it how local Companies will go out of their way to support Special Olympics. If any Salons or companies would like to get behind us, please contact me by email or 085 1678768.



Special Olympics Connaught provides year rounds sports training and competition for over 1,600 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Galway, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath. Over 30 sports competitions and development days are held annually in 13 Olympic type sports. There are 86 Special Olympics clubs in the Connaught region.

40 Community Clubs, 13 Schools, 33 Services.


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Taken on December 2, 2013