Three Tralee Girls Get The Chop For Rapunzel Foundation

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Allie Tarrant, Rosie Giles and Emma Tarrant before getting their hair cut. Also included is Charlotte McDonagh, Mary Dowling Doyle and Katie Roberts of Allure Hair and Nailz. Photo by Dermot Crean

THREE girls from St John’s Parochial School on Ashe Street did a wonderful thing on Friday when they chopped off their long locks for the Rapunzel Foundation.

Sisters Allie (12) and Emma Tarrant (11) from Clash and Rosie Giles (11) from Ballyard, decided on doing it about 18 months ago and let their hair grow to a great length a Allie and Emma’s mother, Amanda, explained.

“It was their own idea which started off among themselves and their classmates about a year and a half ago. Fair play to them because getting the hair cut like that is a big thing for girls. I’m very proud of them all,” said Amanda.

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The three young ladies went to Allure Hair And Nailz on Rock Street and hairstylist Katie Roberts did the cutting.

Allie Tarrant, Rosie Giles and Emma Tarrant after they had their hair cut for the Rapunzel Foundation at Allure Hair Salon on Rock Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rosie’s hair was the longest of the three and mother Heidi admitted being a little glad it was cut.

“I’m delighted to see the back of it,” joked Heidi. “It’s been a lot of work for her for the past couple of years. I’m very proud of her, it’s a lovely gesture. When I think of all the ponytails we cut off over the years when we were younger and they went into the bin. What a waste!” said Heidi.

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The Rapunzel Foundation is a voluntary organization that works to improve the lives of those living with hair loss (alopecia) through fund raising as well as through hair raising.

Hair is raised through the Rapunzel Foundation’s Ponytail campaign, where people commit to growing their hair 14 inches or longer with the view to their hair being sent to help make much needed wigs to improve the lives of those living with the hair loss.

The girls will head back to school on Monday with slightly colder necks, but they can be proud that what they did will help other young ladies.

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