Sinead sheds her locks to assist charity wigmakers
HEAD SHAVE IN SOLIDARITY WITH SISTER BATTLING CANCER
CLOSE to €10,000 has been raised by an Arklow woman who had her beautiful blonde hair shaved for charity.
Sinead Nicholson took the brave step at Sally O'Brien's to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society in support of her older sister Caitriona O'Loughlin's battle with cancer.
Caitriona commenced her second course of chemotherapy treatment in October and experienced hair loss as a side effect.
A large number of Sinead and Caitriona's relatives and friends gathered to watch Kirby Dempsey do the honours and first snip off Sinead's 15 inch pigtails for donation to the ‘Little Princess' charity which creates wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy.
Then it was down to the main event where Sinead's remaining hair was shaved off completely to reveal a tattoo with the words ‘Your battle is my battle' in tribute to her sister.
Speaking to this newspaper, Caitriona said she was very proud of Sinead.
‘It went really well and Sinead was brilliant.
She is delighted she did it and there was a great turnout of people to cheer her on. Thanks to everyone for their support.'
Sisters Sinead and Caitriona before the headshave (right); Kirby Dempsey shaves Sinead's hair (above) and the finished product (above right).