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Shauneen makes the cut for children’s cancer charity

A student at Southern Regional College in Newry has went for the chop by having her long hair cut and donated to the Little Princess Trust charity.

Shauneen Cunningham, a Level 2 student of Beauty, made the decision to have her luscious locks shorn to raise funds for the charity following the passing of a family member to cancer earlier this year.

“I decided that I wanted to do something on a personal level to help those suffering from cancer . When I heard of the Little Princess Trust who help boys and girls suffering from hair loss, I thought that is something that I can help with and raise funds for them at the same time,” said Shauneen, who lives in Lislea.

Jane Hearty, a hairdressing lecturer at SRC, took on the task of cutting Shauneen’s hair, which was shown on a live Facebook feed.  Shauneen was supported by SRC Hairdressing and Beauty staff, classmates, family and friends on the day.

The Little Princess Trust charity provides real hair wigs free of charge for girls and boys who are suffering from hair loss across the UK and Ireland who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

If you would like to donate to the Little Princess Trust, Shauneen has set up a Just Giving site which can be accessed via: