Pearl Scally pictured with her hair ready for donation post hair cut.

Daingean girl (8) cuts hair and raises over €1,100 for LauraLynn

Pearl Scally (8) from Daingean recently had twelve inches of her hair chopped as part of the 'Locks of Love for LauraLynn' fundraiser and has raised €1,141 to date.

Pearl had her hair cut by Siobhán Carey in 'Studio S' hair salon in Daingean on Saturday, January 21. Her proud parents, Mairéad and Dev, and little brothers Bruce and Ruben joined Pearl for this momentous occasion.

The hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust and will be used to make a wig for a children recovering from cancer.

Pearl's mother Mairéad said: "We are phenomenally proud of Pearl and what she has achieved. The positivity and generosity of everyone has been just amazing. Pearl is absolutely over the moon, and has learned so much about the joy of helping others and how she can be a conduit for kindness and generosity in other people."

According to Mairéad, Pearl had never had a major cut before and Mairéad was aware of many others undertaking the chop for charity and suggested the idea to her daughter who wanted to take part. “It was a new experience. She really enjoyed the whole process knowing her hair will help somebody else.

“It's lovely for her to see how people can be so generous to help others. She loved her new hair cut and is so proud of herself.”

Siobhán Carey from 'Studio S', Daingean who undertook the big chop said: "I'm delighted to be involved and to be able to offer up my time to help LauraLynn Children's Hospice." Pearl is a second class student at Daingean National School.

Donations can be made to Pearl's fundraiser until Tuesday, March 28 via

LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions and supports for their families across Ireland.