Offaly Independent

Published: Friday, 18th April, 2014 12:39pm

Kind Killeigh child Lauryn cuts hair for cancer sufferers

Profile by Laura Ryder

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Seven-and-a-half year old Lauryn O'Reilly from Killeigh had long, wavy, dark blonder hair she loved, but that changed this morning when she cut it off to help young cancer sufferers throughout Ireland and the UK.

Lauryn is to donate her cut hair to The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs for boys and girls who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Her kindhearted gesture has also led to some €600 being raised by generous sponsors for the Irish Cancer Society, with more promised too.

"Lauryn was not a problem, but I was crying and poor Tina who was cutting her hair was shaking," Lauryn's mum Suzanne said, describing the moment Lauryn's hair was cut in Ritzy's hair salon in Tullamore this morning.

Yesterday Suzanne admitted she would be gutted to see her little girl's curls go, but said she and her husband Phil are "very proud".

Anyone interested in supporting Lauryn can do so by donating via her parents or at Ritzy's hair salon on William Street in Tullamore.

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