Brave Cork girl is raising much needed funds for local hospitals by cutting off her long locks

Brave Cork girl is raising much needed funds for local hospitals by cutting off her long locks

Siofra Duggan will be chopping off her long locks and donating it to help make wigs for cancer patients. She's also fundraising to help Cork hospitals.

Siofra Duggan from Carrigaline was a little disappointed when her Holy Communion was postponed as a result of Covid-19, but rather than dwelling on the negatives, the kind-hearted 8-year-old decided to start a GoFundMe campaign to make a positive impact during this challenging time.

The second class student is going to donate her lovely long hair that hasn't been cut in two years to charity and she's also fundraising to help Cork hospitals purchase personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Siofra Duggan from Carrigaline. 
Siofra Duggan from Carrigaline. 

"Siofra decided she wanted to turn a negative into a positive and has decided to raise money for Cork hospitals and frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19," her mum Jennifer told The Echo.

"The plan is she is going to cut her hair after she makes her Holy Communion so it will be even longer.

"She is going to donate her hair to charity to help make wigs for children who have lost their own due to cancer or because of other medical conditions," Jennifer explained. 

This will be the third time Siofra has chopped her long hair to help make wigs for other children.

"She's really excited about the GoFundMe campaign. Every time a donation comes in she sees it pop up on my phone and straight away she sends a message to say thank you," Jennifer said. 

Siofra Duggan was due to make her Holy Communion tomorrow.
Siofra Duggan was due to make her Holy Communion tomorrow.

Tomorrow was meant to be the day of Siofra's Holy Communion, but the family is planning on having a small celebration at home to mark the day.

"She just wants chicken nuggets and chips," Jennifer laughed. "We're making a chocolate biscuit cake to have as well."

If you would like to donate to Siofra's GoFundMe visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/siofras-hair-donation

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