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Friday 23 March 2018

Majella O'Donnell posts a no make-up selfie to raise funds for Irish Cancer Society

Majella and Daniel O'Donnell pictured at the launch the Irish Cancer Society's 27th Daffodil Day which takes place on Friday 28th March
Daniel O'Donnell and his wife Majella
Majella managed to raise a remarkable €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.

Daniel O'Donnell's wife who has fought a breast cancer battle has posted a bare faced pic photo of herself today

The 53-year-old mum of two  who had a double mastectomy last year posted the photo this morning to her newly opened Twitter account.

She joked with a friend who congratulated her: " I really haven't a clue what I'm doing so I hope I don't make a big boobie and post something I didn't mean to post!"

Majella has been very prominent in her support for the Irish Cancer Society since her diagnosis last year.

She captured the imagination of the public when she appeared on 'The Late Late Show' to have her hair shaved off.

In the process she managed to raise a remarkable €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.

The Tipperary woman  underwent a double mastectomy with reconstruction and began chemotherapy in September last year.  Sadly her father passed away around the time she was undergoing her treatment. 

Majella said she would not have been able to get through her ordeal without the backing of the Irish public and has been overwhelmed with messages of support.

"What I want to tell you all at this stage is how very grateful I am to every one of you for everything you have done for me over the last few months."

She has campaigned with Daniel to promote the Irish Cancer Society's Daffodil Day which takes place this coming Friday, 28th March. 

The Irish Cancer Society has reported a huge surge in donations last week  thanks to the #nomakeupselfie trend, which has gone viral on both Twitter and Facebook.

As a result, the ICS has experienced one of its biggest increases in donations with provisional figures indicating €200,000 was raised in the first 24 hours of the trend alone.

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