Two kind and considerate school friends have recently donated their pony tails to charities which provide wigs to children who have lost their hair as a result of illness of one kind or another.
Nine-year-old Darcie Brook and her eight-year-old friend, Alannah O’Mahony recently had their hair professionally cut for The Rapunzel Foundation and The Little Princess Trust respectively.
Allure and Cute Cut Hair Salons
Darcie had hers cut at Allure on Tralee’s Rock Street and Alannah donated her locks at Cute Cut in Castleisland.
While Darcie donated her hair to her chosen charity, Alannah went on and collected €1,500 to go with her donation.
“The girls are great friends and they have been talking about doing this for ages and eventually they decided to do it,” said Darcie’s mom, Juliet.
The Rapunzel Foundation
The Rapunzel Foundation is an all voluntary charitable organisation that works to improve the lives of those living with hair loss or alopecia through fund raising as well as through hair raising.
Hair is raised through The Rapunzel Foundation’s Ponytail campaign, where people commit to growing their hair 14 inches or longer with the view to their hair being sent to help make much needed wigs to improve the lives of those living with the hair loss.
To find out more about the charity just click on the link here: http://rapunzelfoundation.com
The Little Princess Trust
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. As a result of treatment for cancer, most children will suffer hair loss as a side effect. Some boys and girls cope remarkably well but for others this can be very upsetting.
We work with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair. We strive to put parents/carers in contact with suppliers as local as possible.
To find out more about The Little Princess Trust just click here: http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk
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