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Sunday 21 September 2014

Hair, hair!

SHEILA FITZGERALD

Published 01/05/2014 | 05:26

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THREE exceptionally generous girls who are pupils at Banteer National School had their luscious long locks chopped off so that a trio of little girls in New Zealand who suffer from alopecia (hair loss) will have beautiful hair on their First Holy Communon day.

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Three exceptionally generous girls who are pupils at Banteer National School had their luscious long locks chopped off so that a trio of little girls in New Zealand who suffer from alopecia (hair loss) will have beautiful hair on their First Holy Communon day.

Nine years old Nicola Corkery, Hollie Corkery, 11, and Rebecca Mulcahy, 12 had their hair cut off live on air in the TV3 Studio courtesy of Anna Furlong of the Rapunzel Foundation and her two stylists, Emma and Sandra.

Their generous gesture came about through Rebecca's mother, Denise Mulcahy, who, as she was driving home from work one evening, heard Anna Furling explaining on a radio show how children and adults with long healthy hair could donate their locks to children who have very little or no hair at all due to alopecia.

Later that evening, Denise, her daughter Rebecca, and cousins Hollie and Nicola checked out the Rapunzel website and immediately decided to donate their hair - and that was the beginning of their journey.

Nicola, Rebecca, and Hollie clutched each other's hands as the stylists wielded the scissors but were thrilled to be treated to brand new shorter hairstyles, as well as helping those three lucky little girls to look wonderful on their First Communion Day.

Readers can log onto the Rapunzel Foundation Website at www.rapunzelfoundation.com.

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