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Little Princess Trust Fundraiser

A very successful fundraising event was held in Saint Fanchea’s College on Wednesday 15th February 2017 in order to raise money for ‘The Little Princess Trust’. Two year 12 pupils, Aimee Fitzpatrick and Hannah Carney were growing their hair in order to make wigs for young children who are suffering from cancer. The girls worked with the Year 12 Fundraising Committee to coordinate the events for the day which included a non-uniform day, a bun sale and a ‘movie morning’ for staff and pupils in the college. During the afternoon, the College Traditional Group entertained a packed assembly hall with pupils and staff. Family members of Aimee and Hannah were also in attendance. A very special guest, Aaron Wilson played a number of live acoustic songs to add to the build-up to the exciting moment when the girls got their pony-tails cut by Mrs Teresa Bannon (Hairdresser). Aimee stated ‘I first decided that she was going to cut her hair for the charity years ago. Not long after last Halloween, I decided that for my 16th birthday I was going to get my hair cut to make wigs. In the back of my head I thought that it would be great to grow my hair to 16 inches in length but I thought that I never would. On the day I measured my ponytails which had actually grown to 17 inches! I was really pleased, even though it is now very short and I can’t do much with it, hopefully a really nice wig can be made through the Little Princess Trust to support other children suffering from cancer’. Hannah also support these sentiments; ‘I have always wanted to cut my hair for charity as I have known friends and family members who have gone through chemotherapy treatment for cancer and how hard the effects of this treatment was on them. Cutting my hair for The Little Princess Trust is something I have wanted to do as I would love to give a sick boy or girl my hair for a much needed wig’.

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