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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Selfless Casey raises €3,155 for Crumlin kids

By david looby

Casey whenshe gother haircut.
Casey whenshe gother haircut.
Casey presenting the cheque to Rachel and Ger at Crumlin Children's Hospital.

Ten-year-old Casey Doyle raised €3,155 by donating her hair for a Freedom Wig to the Rapunzel Foundation.

The Rathangan NS pupil presented a cheque for the sum at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, earlier this year.

Casey was eight when she started growing her hair long to help make a Freedom Wig for the Rapunzel Foundation. Her mother Amanda said: 'Casey got a massive response within the local Duncormick and surrounding areas. On behalf of myself and my husband Colum we would like thank everybody for supporting Casey for her bravery and for helping the Rapunzel foundation and Crumlin Children's Hospital.'

Casey had her hair cut at Anna Furlong's Hair Salon in New Ross late last year.

Amanda said her daughter started growing her hair two years ago especially for the Rapunzel Foundation, having seen sick children while attending Crumlin children's hospital.

Amanda said: 'She loves her hair but she was happy to have it cut for this. There were members of the family who suffered from cancer and she would have seen people losing their hair and she thought it would be nice for her to donate her hair to another child. She is a very caring, sensitive child and it touched her to see people in hospital while she was a patient there. I'm so proud of Casey. It's a wonderful thing for her to do and two great charities.'

Representatives from Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, thanked Casey for her donation.

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