Sinead sheds her locks to as­sist char­ity wig­mak­ers

HEAD SHAVE IN SOL­I­DAR­ITY WITH SIS­TER BAT­TLING CAN­CER

Bray People - - YOUR WEDDING - EBO­RAH COLE­MAN

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).

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