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Saturday 20 July 2019

Emily's hair cut for Rapunzel Foundation

Emily Byrne from Murrintown with her mum Pauline at Chapz in Wexford’s Tesco
Emily Byrne from Murrintown with her mum Pauline at Chapz in Wexford’s Tesco

Maria Pepper

A nine-year-old Murrintown girl sacrificed 14 inches of her beautiful locks to donate to the Rapunzel Foundation which makes wigs for young people who have lost their hair.

Emily Byrne from Murrintown made the brave decision to have her lovely locks cut in order to help others.

Pauline Cummins of Chapz hair salon at Tesco was the hairdresser who wielded the scissors and she couldn't have been more helpful or supportive, according to Emily's proud mother Zara.

'She kept encouraging Emily and telling her what a great thing it was she was doing. Emily is over the moon with happiness about the experience and we're all very proud of her'.

The Rapunzel Foundation, based in Anna Furlong's Hair Salon, New Ross, is a charity that helps source wigs in New Zealand for children and teenagers with alopecia.

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