A big hearted Belturbet girl recently donated twelve inches of her long hair to the ‘Little Princess Trust’, which passes the hair on to be made into wigs for cancer patients, who have lost their hair.
Abbi Small who is a pupil at the Fairgreen NS in Belturbet raised an amazing €1,400 for the Cavan Oncology Unit as a result of her proactive campaign to get people to sponsor her initiative to donate her hair.
Abbi told The Anglo-Celt that people around where she lives in Belturbet and the town generally were very generous in filling out lines on her sponsorship cards.
She also called in the goodwill of her relations further afield in places like Cellbridge, Kildallan and Edenderry. People in her school also made donations.
Abbi explained that she got the idea to donate her hair for this good cause, after seeing her friend’s mother coming to her school with a scarf on her head and realised she had cancer and had lost her hair.
“It got me thinking – how would I feel if I lost all my hair? So, I decided to donate my hair to the ‘Little Princess Organisation’,” said Abbi.