Brave schoolgirl Morgan Doyle made the ultimate sacrifice for any nine year old last Friday – lopping off her golden locks for the Rapunzel Foundation.
The big-hearted fourth class pupil at St Margaret’s NS also used the occasion to help raise funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, a charity that assists the families of children who have cancer.
Morgan’s mum Natasha, who had the unenviable task of cutting her hair, told The Gazette Morgan had wanted to donate her hair for some time, adding that they had allowed it grow right down to the end of her back. Just before her mum went to work, Morgan took time to tell The Gazette:
“It’s not fair that children are in hospital waiting to be fitted with wigs, so I decided to have my hair cut to help them.”
School principal Ciara Gaughan was very proud of Morgan’s gesture and said:
“Morgan has been preparing for this for such a long time and we are delighted to be a part of it.
“It is for a great charity and one that is close to the hearts of the local community here at St Margaret’s NS.”
Sixth class pupil John Sugg summed up the feelings of everyone when he added:
“Morgan did a really good thing here today.”