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Sunday 19 August 2018

Ava takes a load off for charity

At the cheque presentation in The Hair Room (from left) back – Ann O’Connor, Sadhbh Keogh, Leoni O’Connor, John O’Connor, Eliza O’Connor, Elizabeth O’Connor, Bridget O’Connor and Cora Kelly; front – Ava O’Connor and hairdresser Tanya Murray
At the cheque presentation in The Hair Room (from left) back – Ann O’Connor, Sadhbh Keogh, Leoni O’Connor, John O’Connor, Eliza O’Connor, Elizabeth O’Connor, Bridget O’Connor and Cora Kelly; front – Ava O’Connor and hairdresser Tanya Murray

Anna Hayes

A ten-year-old primary school student, who donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, also raised €700 for the Irish Cancer Society through her Relay for Life team.

Ava O'Connor, from Crossabeg, enlisted the expertise of Tanya Murray at The Hair Room on Wexford Quay to cut 12 inches of Ava's hair for the fundraising event.

Ava O'Connor was part of the 'Legs for Life' Relay team at the recent event in Pairc Charman.

She, along with her mother Elizabeth and 15 more family and friends organised the haircut for their fundraising campaign.

Ava had voiced her intention to cut her hair having seen some of her friends doing likewise for other charities.

Her proud mother Elizabeth explained that Ava had also seen a family member go through illness and decided that she would cut her hair.

'She was very mature about it; she said she would cut her hair because hers would grow back but other people's wouldn't.'

Ava had 12 inches cut off but her hair had grown so much that she still had plenty to spare!

In total, the team raised around €1,100 and greatly enjoyed the experience of the Relay for Life where Ava handed over her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

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