Selfie girls get the slap off for Irish Cancer charity

The thought of posting a selfie with no war paint on is scary stuff.

But raising money for a really good cause might give you the extra courage you need.

The Irish Cancer Society has been flooded with donations in the past couple of days thanks to the ‘No makeup selfie’ trend.

Thousands of women around the country shared a selfie of themselves wearing no makeup on Facebook and Twitter to raise money for the worthy charity.

‘#nomakeupselfie’ is currently the number one Twitter trend in Ireland as hundreds of photos continue to be posted every hour.

And not to be outdone, even men got in on the craze by posting selfies of themselves with lots of slap on.

The charity says that more than €200,000 has been raised so far and counting, as the trend continues online.

Cancer charities in the UK revealed they have raised more than £4 million thanks to the campaign, with celebrities such as Kym Marsh joining in.

If you would like to make a donation to the Irish Cancer Society Text Pink or Daff to 50300 to donate €4.