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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Emma raises €3,450 for Rapunzel

By david looby

Above: Organisers of a recent fundraiser at the Outhouse Foulksmills who raised £3,450 euro and presented it to Anna Furlong of the Rapunzel Foundation in Anna's Hair Salon last Tuesday front left to right Annabelle Mc Gee, Emma Bradley and Anna Furlong of the foundation, Back left to right Valerie Mc Gee, Dymphna Bradley, Liz Bradley and Ryan Maguire; INSET: Emma Bradley
Above: Organisers of a recent fundraiser at the Outhouse Foulksmills who raised £3,450 euro and presented it to Anna Furlong of the Rapunzel Foundation in Anna's Hair Salon last Tuesday front left to right Annabelle Mc Gee, Emma Bradley and Anna Furlong of the foundation, Back left to right Valerie Mc Gee, Dymphna Bradley, Liz Bradley and Ryan Maguire; INSET: Emma Bradley
Above: Organisers of a recent fundraiser at the Outhouse Foulksmills who raised £3,450 euro and presented it to Anna Furlong of the Rapunzel Foundation in Anna's Hair Salon last Tuesday front left to right Annabelle Mc Gee, Emma Bradley and Anna Furlong of the foundation, Back left to right Valerie Mc Gee, Dymphna Bradley, Liz Bradley and Ryan Maguire; INSET: Emma Bradley

A FOULKSMILLS woman - who has alopecia - has raised €3,450 for the Rapunzel Foundation to help supply wigs to people with the condition.

Emma Bradley's life has been transformed after she had her 'Freedom Wig' fitted on Tuesday.

Emma, from Shanoule, Foulksmills, and her family held a fundraiser in the Outhouse in Foulksmills recently, attracting a large crowd.

The band Freeway performed on the night and the amazing sum was raised through tickets for door prizes and donations.

Emma and her family also raised money through a 5 km run.

25-year-old Emma came in contact with the Rapunzel Foundation earlier this year and had her 'Freedom Wig' fitted on Tuesday at Anna Furlong's hair salon in New Ross.

Hair for the wigs is raised through the Rapunzel Foundation's ponytail campaign. People commit to growing their hair to a length of 14 inches, which will then be cut into .450,450a ponytail and sent to help make much-needed wigs to improve the lives of those living with the hair loss.

Collecting ponytails from donors helps to address the current global wig-hair shortage issue and allows the Rapunzel Foundation to alleviate the cost of wig purchase for those who need help most. Emma and her mother Liz said they wanted to do something for the Rapunzel Foundation for all the help they provided. Liz and Noel thanked Peter and Marie from the Outhouse and Freeway for their support and everyone who donated prizes and supported the event.

Liz said the Rapunzel Foundation provides a brilliant service and is a place where alopecia sufferers can go to talk.

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