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Tally’s Men head to Yonkers

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Patrick Markey

Watch out, Yonkers — the lads from Queens on are their way.

After two successful nights peeling off their clothes for charity in Queens, a group of Irish amateur strippers will bring their "Full Monty" brand of fun to McLean Avenue in Yonkers.

The brigade of barmen and construction workers, known as Tally’s Men, raised more than $24,000 in two nights for Tally McDowell, the 14-month-old County Tyrone girl who needs special medical treatment in England.

"We were aiming at $10,000, and now we’re way above that," said Ann Donnelly, Tally’s godmother and one of the event’s organizers.

"We’ve sent the money over already and paid two and a half years of medical bills for Tally."

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McDowell suffers from cerebral palsy with quadriplegia affecting control of her legs, head, arms and some of her internal organs. She has started treatment at the Hyberboric Oxygen Trust in Sussex, England. Most of her medical costs are not covered by the National Health Insurance system.

Since recent fund-raisers at The Irish Rover pub in Astoria and the Towerview Center, Woodside, organizers and Tally’s Men have received numerous calls asking for another show.

The group raised $4,000 after the first event, and then the funds shot up after the second larger night.

Tally’s Men will perform at Rory Dolan’s, McLean Ave, Yonkers, on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 8:30 p.m. For further details, call Ann Donnelly at (212) 816-2727.

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