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Hair-Raising Funder

Updated: Jun 14, 2021

By Barry Cogan

Four Carrigaline girls donated their locks of hair to the Little Princess Trust which makes real hair wigs for children and teenagers who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.

The girls, cousins Áine May Allan, Orla Noonan, Niamh Cogan and their aunt Siobhán O’Brien have an appointment with Chocolate Hair and Beauty Group on Friday June 11th to chop off four feet of their hair. Niamh, has her own youtube channel where she regularly vlogs personal videos, including the events of the hair transformation, which can be found at

The idea of donating their hair to be made into real wigs for children and young people first started three years ago when their cousin Callum McCarthy, was diagnosed with Leukaemia at the age of four. Thankfully Callum is now nearing the end of his treatment and he and his family are very grateful for charities that have helped them through their cancer journey.

Pic Hair 2-Left to right Áine May Allan, Niamh Cogan, Orla Noonan and Siobhán O'Brien pictured at Carrigaline Sail Garden who had their hair chopped in Chocolate Hair & Beauty in Carrigaline this Friday June 11th. Pic Peter O’Brien

As a double-take the girls are fundraising for a registered charity ‘Aoife’s Clown Doctors’ who spread fun and happiness through the corridors and wards of Ireland’s children’s hospitals. To support this wonderful charity people can donate on or search “Cogan Cousins’ Charity Chop” on GoFundMe to donate.

For those who don’t go online and prefer to pay cash Barry Collins SuperValu have arranged to have buckets at the tills this Thursday and Friday and Chocolate Hair have a donation bucket in their salon all week.

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