Nicole donates her shiny locks

Nicole donates her shiny locks
A 10-year-old schoolgirl has been praised for her generosity for getting her hair cut to donate to a charity that makes wigs for those struggling with hair loss.

A 10-year-old schoolgirl has been praised for her generosity for getting her hair cut to donate to a charity that makes wigs for those struggling with hair loss.

Nicole Newell-Mooney, from St Nicholas Avenue, took the plunge to chop her hair at the Relay for Life race night held at the Dundalk Stadium on Saturday night.

The Castletown Girls School pupil was not nervous getting her shiny locks cut.

“This is something Nicole wanted to do for a long time,” said proud grandmother Breda while speaking to The Dundalk Democrat, “Two years ago she spotted another girl doing it and wanted to get it done.

“We thought that it was just a phase and that maybe she was a little young at the time. But she kept asking could she donate her hair. Nicole loves doing any kind of charity work.”

The little star also her grandmother at the Dundalk Arts Club. Nicole has raised over €500 for the Rapunzel Foundation, which collects natural hair ponytails to make suction wigs for children who are bald as a result of cancer.

“The generosity of people in the area has been great,” said Breda, “Even though people don’t have the money, they still donate to worthy causes.

“We would like to thank all those that donated. Nicole’s school has also been very helpful, along with Paddy Mac from DundalkFM.”

A great night was had by all at the Relay launch night event.

A survivor’s lap and a balloon release took place in the evening.

The Dundalk Stadium is the new home for Dundalk Relay, which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of June 2014.

Relay for Life 2012 raised over €94,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.