Julie's incredible generosity pays off for Recovery Haven

A cheque for €1,375 was presented to the Recovery Haven on Monday morning by nine-year-old Julie Walsh who cut off over 14 inches of hair for charity. Front l-r: Katie, Tommy and Julie Walsh. Back l-r: Claire O’Doherty, Marian Barnes, Elitzabeth Morris Gros, Michael Maher, Helen Walsh, Sharon Villa and Maureen O’Brien. Photo by Joe Hanley
A cheque for €1,375 was presented to the Recovery Haven on Monday morning by nine-year-old Julie Walsh who cut off over 14 inches of hair for charity. Front l-r: Katie, Tommy and Julie Walsh. Back l-r: Claire O’Doherty, Marian Barnes, Elitzabeth Morris Gros, Michael Maher, Helen Walsh, Sharon Villa and Maureen O’Brien. Photo by Joe Hanley

Fergus Dennehy

A Tralee mother said that she was extremely proud on Monday morning after her nine-year-old daughter presented a cheque of €1,375 to Recovery Haven, the proceeds of a charity coffee morning.

There's not many nine year old girls that would chop off one inch of their, let alone 14 inches, but that is exactly what young Julie Walsh did when she decided that she wanted to help out the Rapunzel Foundation.

A coffee morning was held on the same day that Julie had her hair cut off and these were the proceeds given to Recovery Haven on Monday.

"Of course I'm extremely proud of her. It was a decision that she made all on her own which makes it even more amazing. She just wanted to help people and a charity," said Julie's mother Helen, speaking to The Kerryman on Monday.

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