Tyler uses her head to help others

Kevin Hughes

"I'D like to do it again next year," she commented afterwards and fair play to this 10-year-old Killorglin girl who helped two charitable causes in one fell swoop.

At just 10-years-old, Tyler O'Sullivan, of Clover Hill Close, certainly didn't let her tender years get in the way of helping those most in need and with a whopping €1,733.50 raised for Crumlin Children's Hospital she's proved that she's a very determined you lady.

Tyler raised the money through a sponsored haircut and in choosing the Versacchi Clinic in Cork she was able to donate her lengthy locks - all 11 inches - to help make wigs for young people who have lost their hair to cancer treatments.

"It just feels lighter but it's a great feeling - I just thought it would be a nice thing to do," the fifth class Scoil Mhuire pupil said afterwards.

"I hope to donate it again next year but I will think of other ways of raising the money," she added.

Tyler says she got the idea to donate her hair from Radio Kerry presenter Deirdre Walsh who was recently in conversation with others who had donated their hair. The family subsequently rang the Irish Cancer Society who gave Tyler the number for Versacchi, based on South Ring Business Park in Cork.

The lively 10-year-old was supported by her parents Susan and Anthony and siblings Mitchell and Cherriden.