A BRAVE six-year-old from Strabane has had her treasured ponytails chopped so that other little girls can have their very own golden locks.
On Tuesday, young Lacy Friel-Logue visited Studio Hair in Strabane to have her 12 inch ponytails cut in aid of the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs for young people who have lost their hair due to illness.
So far, Lacy’s fund-raising efforts raised an impressive £750, with more money still to be collected.
According to Lacy, she was thankful to everyone who helped her on her mission.
“I want to thank everyone for supporting me,” said little Lacy
“I also want to thank Johnny for doing my hair. I am glad I got to help others.”
For Lacy’s mum, Nichole, the idea came about by chance.
“My mother had her hair cut a while back in aid of charity and said she wished she had done more to raise awareness, as it is clear people are keen to support something like this.
“This planted the idea into Lacy’s head and she wanted to help kids her age.
“She loves her hair but wanted to share it with another little princess. She was so brave and seeing how much was donated made it really worthwhile for her.”
The total, which is still climbing, was raised by donations from friends and family, a raffle for a Dergfest ticket and proceeds from a Justgiving page.
“We have been blown away by the support we have received and have to thank everyone who has gotten behind us,” Nichole added.
Lacy and her mother are still accepting donations for Lacy’s act, and proceeds can be donate via her just giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicole-friel-logue1.
Posted: 7:00 pm August 17, 2018