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Stars Dress Up Funny for Money - RTÉ 2fm's Dress Up for Barnardos

12 October 2012: RTÉ 2fm presenters Ryan Tubridy, Hector Ó hEochagain and Colm Hayes have dressed up funny for money, all in aid of the second annual 2fm Dress Up for Barnardos campaign.

A TV promo, also featuring RTÉ Two’s Katherine Lynch, debuted on-line today and will air across RTÉ One and Two Television from tomorrow. Watch the promo now:

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!

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.”

Members of the public, schools or businesses who wish to register for a free fun pack or get more information should 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 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
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?!