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Dress Up Funny for Money! RTÉ 2fm Dress Up for Barnardos

3 October 2012:Barnardos and RTÉ 2fm presenters Ryan Tubridy,Hector Ó hEochagain, Larry Gogan and many more are coming together again to call on everyone, young and old, to Dress Up Funny for Money this Halloween and raise funds for the children's charity

Ghosts, goblins, witches and fairy princesses will walk the corridors of schools, offices, and the streets of Ireland on Friday, 26th October for the nation’s biggest ever Dress Up.

2fm’s Hector Ó hEochagáin said: “On Friday 26th of October we want everyone to put on a costume and Dress up Funny for Money! People can get involved in Dress Up for Barnardos in so many ways, throw a dress up party at work or get your child’s school involved, you can go the whole hog or just throw on a wig and some funny glasses. It’s going to be a massive campaign for a great charity, so please join in and Dress Up Funny For Money with Barnardos and 2fm”

RTÉ 2fm Dress Up for Barnardos week runs from Monday 22nd October through to Friday, 26th of October. Dress Up Friday will be the focus of the week with thousands of people all over Ireland already signed up to shake off their suits and uniforms and Dress Up Funny for Money!

To register for a free fun pack or get more information, visit or call 1850 217 217

Barnardos Director of Fundraising and Marketing Ruth Guy says: “The thinking behind the campaign is really simple – by Dressing Up Funny for Money you are making a contribution to changing a child’s life for the better. You can Dress Up anywhere and anything! Hold your own event in your school, classroom or office, sponsor your teacher or boss to Dress Up Funny, dress up your house, dog, cat or car! We don’t mind what you do as long as you do it for money! It’s all fun and will make a huge difference to children and families we work with.

“Each year Barnardos works with more than 6,300 children and families through our project centres located in 42 communities throughout Ireland. We’re thrilled to receive the support from 2fm and their listeners again this year and hope that people let their silly side out and enjoy themselves for the day while supporting Barnardos’ work!”

All money raised through events, sponsorship and text donations will go directly to fund Barnardos vital work with vulnerable children and families in Ireland. There are numerous ways to get involved:

Register for a free fun pack on and organise your own Dress Up event with fellow pupils, friends, family or colleagues
Sponsor your boss, lecturer or school principal to come to work Dressed Up Funny for Money!
Dress Up on Friday 26th October and donate whatever you can online at
So be silly this Halloween and Dress Up Funny for Money!

Keep listening to 2fm and visit or call 1850 217 217 to sign up today to receive a free fun pack in the post with all the information you need to organise a Dress Up for Barnardos event for your family, friends, colleagues or classmates. Follow @rte2fm on Twitter and join in the hashtag #dressup.

All that’s left is for you to decide: will you Dress Up Funny for Money?!