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Friday 18 April 2014

Eric to lose his locks for charity

Mary Lynch of the Kerry Cancer Support Group helps O'Brennan National School pupil Eric O'Sullivan show what he’s willing to lose to help the cancer charity group.

A YOUNG Ballymac pupil is all set to lose his locks for a good cause next month in a fundraiser for the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus.

Eric O'Sullivan, son of Cathy and Pat, from Ballymacelligott is shaving off all his hair in O'Riada's Bar and Restaurant, Ballymacelligott, on July 13 and all are welcome to come on the night to lend their support and enjoy the spectacle.

The 6th class student, from O'Brennan National School, has been growing his hair for a little over a year and is proud of his nine-inch locks. But they will soon be donated to make wigs and hairpieces for young people undergoing cancer treatment. The inspiration came from the death of his two grandfathers, Con O'Sullivan and Mickie O'Leary, who both died of cancer.

"It gives us great heart when young people get involved and actively want to do something for their community," said a spokesperson from Kerry Cancer Support Group.

Eric's parents Pat O'Sullivan and his wife Cathy are very proud of his commitment to charity. "It's incredible for his age. It was his own idea," said Pat.

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