Local girl Aideen Monahan recently raise €543 for East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support by getting her hair cut!
Aideen gave her story to us here!''People ask me where did I get the idea to cut my hair. I saw some videos on the internet and decided to look into it myself. I heard of the Rapunzel foundation so I googled it to find out exactly what I had to do. I could donate 7 or 14 inches. I decided to go for the 14 inches. At that time my hair was 12 inches but my hairdresser Jacinta, from Talking Heads, Ballinasloe suggested I should let it grow to 16-18 inches before cutting it or it would be very short.
While I was waiting for my hair to grow I decided to try and raise some money for a local charity. My mom suggested The East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support Centre, because they offer so much help and support to all people affected by cancer. Jacqueline Daly, Centre Manager, told me that the money I raised is going directly towards the new gym that is being built at the centre.
Finally on March 23rd my hair was the correct length. I was nervous but excited at the same time. I had raised €543 and presented it to Jacqueline Daly, Centre Manager, & Liam Loughrey, Chairperson, at the centre. I also wanted to cut my hair in memory of my nanny Pat (McAdams) that passed away from cancer before I was born.''
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