Megan donates hair to Rapunzel

By David Looby

Published 30/06/2015 | 00:00

Deborah O'Neill of Anna Furlong's Hair Salon in New Ross with young Megan Frayne McCormack from Coolcotts, Wexford.
Deborah O'Neill of Anna Furlong's Hair Salon in New Ross with young Megan Frayne McCormack from Coolcotts, Wexford.

A 9-year-old County Wexford girl has donated her flowing locks to the Rapunzel Foundation days after her Holy Communion having Googled where wigs come from.

Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts Wexford pupil Megan Frayne McCormack let her hair grow extra long for her Communion and resolved that she would donate it to the foundation which provides wigs for children.

Megan had her hair cut in Nikara, Wexford and presented it, along with €425 raised through a fundraising campaign, at Anna Furlong's salon, whose owner founded the organisation.

Ms Furlong founded the organisation help people with alopecia deal with the issues - physiological, psychological and emotional - associated with it through sharing information and stories of other people with alopecia, through gathering ponytails to make wigs for those who need them and through fundraising to help with costs where needed.

Megan's mother Wendy said: 'She wanted to do this having asked about where wigs come from. We Googled it and she decided there and then that she would do it. She managed to raise €425 for the Rapunzel Foundation from family and friends and they were thrilled to receive it.'

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