A teenage girl from Moate recently got her hair cut in her bid to raise money for medical research in Crumlin Hospital.
Sixteen-year-old Hannah McCormack spent some of her time as a child in and out of Crumlin Hospital and has always wanted to give something back as a gesture of her gratefulness for the expert care she received.
Hannah decided to do this by raising money for the hospital by cutting her hair. This involved receiving sponsorship from friends and family, whilst letting her grow long.
Hannah’s hair has gone to Rapunzel. The Rapunzel Foundation is a charitable organisation that works to improve the lives of those living with hair loss 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 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 money Hannah raised will go to Medical Research Centre in Crumlin Hospital. Research is essential to advance medical and scientific knowledge. It is the basis for all new therapies and for the understanding of all disease processes. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin promotes research on all areas of interest to paediatric medicine, so that the diagnosis, treatment, and care of sick children will be the best possible.
Hannah’s 16 inch pony tail has gone to Rapunzel. Nicola Nulty, a hair stylist in Moate who is also listed with the Rapunzel Charity cut Hannah’s hair through a special procedure necessary to preserve the hair. Nicola very kindly gave her time and expertise free of charge to support this worthy cause.
Hannah has raised €1,800 to date and would like to double this figure for the worthy cause.
Hannah McCormack’s charity ID number for Crumlin is 113519 and donations can be made directly to http://www.cmrf.org/user_main/fundraiser/37432/