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Sunday 20 August 2017

Wexford Eagles fly in to support Tara's haircut for charity

Alex O'Brien pictured with Wexford Eagles coach Kevin Klatt, Wexford Eagles player and Alex's dad Chris O'Brien; Eagles player Rob Farrell and Newton, the NWSPCA mascot
Alex O'Brien pictured with Wexford Eagles coach Kevin Klatt, Wexford Eagles player and Alex's dad Chris O'Brien; Eagles player Rob Farrell and Newton, the NWSPCA mascot
Alex proudly hands over her ponytail to Tara Baker, proprietor of Bakerstreet Salon in Gorey

Fintan Lambe

Members of the Wexford Eagles American football team recently threw their weight behind 8-year-old Alex O'Brien who made a huge decision to get her long hair cut and donate it to the Rapunzel Foundation, which makes wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

Not only that, but Alex also decided to raise money for the North Wexford SPCA by collecting sponsorship. The Society volunteers were understandably delighted with her decision.

Alex enlisted the support of the Wexford Eagles who took this idea and ran with it by donating their match subs to add to Alex's fundraising cause.

Several of the club's members went along with Alex to show their support in all their gear as she got her long locks chopped off by Tara Baker at Bakerstreet Salon in Gorey Business Park.

Newton, the NWSPCA mascot, was there too for moral support.

Sincere thanks went to Tara for facilitating this worthy cause, and all at the NWSPCA thanked Alex for her support.

Gorey Guardian

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