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Friday, 11th September 2020

Three big-hearted little girls donate their plaits to charity

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Joyce Fay's three little “superstars” Maisie, Ellie and Mollie, with the plaits they had had chopped off on Wednesday.

Three sisters from Aston Village have had their beautiful plaits cut to raise funds for the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice and the hair will be used to make wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair.

Three year-old Ellie Fay and her sisters Maisie (5) and Mollie (9) have been growing their hair since well before the coronavirus pandemic but, with back to school and one thing or another the time finally came when haircuts could be put off no longer.

The girl’s Dad Alan lost his brother Darren to cancer 26 years ago and there are several pictures of him around the house and in some of them he has no hair.

So, when the new haircuts were suggested, five year-old Maisie decided that it would be a good idea to send some of their hair to Uncle Darren in heaven.

Needless to say sending hair to heaven is not as straightforward as it might seem to a five-year-old but the girls’ Mum, Joyce, came up with the nest best thing.

She brought the three girls to The Parlour hairdressers in Ballsgrove which is run by her friend Antoinette Dorgan who gave them the full-on superstar treatment with balloons and cake whatever else little girls like.

The plaits were pretty soon snipped off and collected in a bag and will now be parcelled up and sent to the Little Princess Trust where it will be made into wigs for people who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.

Joyce has also set up a fundraiser page for the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. She had set a target of €250 but the amount raised very quickly doubled that figure.

Waiting for the chop!

If you’d like to reward the girls, Joyce calls then her “little superstars”, you can make an online donation by CLICKING HERE. 

“It’s still not too late to donate to this amazing charity. Every donation helps no matter how small” said Joyce.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated and a big thank you to Antoinette in The Parlour Salon for making the girls feel so special. Our girls are absolutely chuffed” she said. “I’m one very proud mammy!”

The plaits on the hairdresser's floor.

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