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Terri Fitzpatrick

Terri Fitzpatrick

Terri Fitzpatrick

The sign of a good hairdresser is when someone will travel 250km to go there, and that's exactly what Drogheda native does to David Murray's salon in Fair Street!

Except trips for a trim have been forbidden or few and far between in recent months, so Terri Fitzpatrick's locks have gotten a tad unruly, so she has decided to lop them off for charity.

'I'm from Rathmullen Park and Tullyallen originally but have been living in Newport in Co. Mayo for over 12 years now,' explains Terri. 'I still come back to David Murray to have my haircut, but as you can imagine, not very often, and with lockdown, my hair is crazy long'.

So now with travel restrictions eased, and appointments somewhat more available, it's time for the chop, so Terri decided to make it worthwhile.

'My hair is now 14 inches long, and I'm having it cut and donating it to The Little Princess Trust - a UK based charity that makes wigs for cancer treatment patients, and for girls with alopecia' says Terri. a former Sacred Heart pupil, who was a founding member of the the local drama group Aisteori Na Boinne.

'I also set up a fundraiser for the Laura Lynn Children's Hospice, who do amazing work with families and children. Personally, and thankfully my kids are healthy and well, but my heart goes out to any sick child, and their family. My hair is only hair to me, but it can mean the world to someone who is suffering devastating effects of chemotherapy'.

She says she knows how fantastic the people of Drogheda are, and if this strikes a chord with anyone, they may feel the urge to donate, or do similar.

Terri's hair is being cut on Friday, July 31st with David Murray@21 - and she is halfway through her fundraiser goal, currently on €555. If you would like to donate, the link is (https://www.facebook.com/donate/939905406472169/?fundraiser_source=feed).

Drogheda Independent