Aoife loses her unique dread­locks for char­ity

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BRAY STU­DENT Aoife ni Mhurchu is to cut off her beloved dread­locks to raise money for char­ity.

For the past four years the fi­nal year UCD English and French stu­dent has worn her hair in long dread­locks and many of her friends have never known her any other way.

Come the New Year they may not recog­nise her as, if she doesn’t chicken out, she will by then have had her locks cut off.

‘This is not a head shave,’ said Aoife ‘I’d be far too scared for that! Any­one that knows me will un­der­stand this is a big deal. I’ll be hav­ing it cut very short by a close friend of mine who is a hair­dresser and the only one I’m trust­ing with this or­deal!’

The money Aoife raises will be split be­tween two causes close to Aoife’s heart both of them to do with chil­dren - the in­ter­na­tional chil­dren’s de­vel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion Plan Ire­land and ’Les Zar­malouloux’, a project of five clowns and street artists who are go­ing to cy­cle around the world (start­ing next Septem­ber) to bring laugh­ter to chil­dren in Asia, South Amer­ica and Africa while rais­ing aware­ness about the en­vi­ron­ment.

You can find out more about Plan Ire­land’s work at

Bray stu­dent Aoife ní Mhurchu is get­ting ready to part with her dread­locks.

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