A DUNDALK hairdresser insists she was “blown away” by the generosity of 10-year-old Hannah McKevitt, who contacted her recently to have her hair cut for a children’s cancer charity.
Hannah, from Drumleck, Castlebellingham, wrote to Karen McArdle of Chaplin’s Hairdressers in the Clanbrassil Centre last month offering to donate some of her hair to Rapunzel ponytails, which collects natural hair ponytails to make suction wigs for children who are bald as a result of cancer.
In her letter to Karen, Hannah said: “I would really like to give my hair to charity.
“I have lots of brown silky hair, I don’t need it all and if I could make another child happy well they can have it.
“What made me want to give my hair to charity was I heard a lady on the radio saying how hard it is to have a child with cancer. She said how they have their good days and bad days so I would like to help one of these children by donating my hair.
“I hope you can take some time out of your busy day to cut my hair.”
Speaking about Hannah’s kind gesture, Karen said her letter had inspired everyone at the popular local salon and said that as a result of her kindness, Chaplin’s were now willing to cut any ponytails of anyone in the area and donate them to the Rapunzel ponytails charity.
She said: “As you can imagine I was blown away by the letter.
“Chaplin’s Hair Salon will partner this charity in offering to cut off any ponytails in the Louth area and style the donator’s hair.”
As well as having her hair cut for the charity, Hannah also raised e200 for Rapunzel’s.
Anyone who would like to follow in Hannah’s footsteps can call into Chaplin’s in the Clanbrassil Centre.