Children cut their ponytails to help others affected by cancer

Children cut their ponytails to help others affected by cancer
Mary Cody mary.cody@kilkennypeople.ie @marygcody

The kind-hearted actions of a group of youngsters who cut their hair to make wigs for children affected by cancer were welcomed into City Hall last Wednesday evening.

Mayor Patrick O'Neill held the reception in honour of Emma (10) and Hannah (7) Clancy. Celia Dowie (10) and Gwen Condon (11) who all had their hair cut at the Relay for Life event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society in July.

The Clancy sisters raised over €3, 300 for the charity and cut their hair to support people who are diagnosed with cancer.

“My Mum had cancer and it was great to be able to do something and give our hair to people who need to use a wig,” said Hannah.

Mum, Veronica said she was 'very proud' of her daughters' endeavours.

Brenda Cooper, on behalf of the Relay for Life Committee, thanked all the girls for being 'so generous and kind in donating their hair'.

Mayor Patrick O'Neill said that the girls actions were 'outstanding' and presented each of them with a Mayoral certificate.

“We need more young people in the world like you,” he added.