Local Cllr Emer Higgins has congratulated Niamh Ready on her successful fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. The teenager, Niamh, grew her red hair long in order to cut it off to make wigs for red-headed children going through chemotherapy and raised €8,000 for the Irish Cancer Society in the process.

“I am absolutely bowled over by Niamh; by her attitude, her generosity and her initiative. After finding a photograph of herself as a toddler wearing her mums wig when she was going through chemo, Niamh vowed to support red heads going through treatment by donating her beautiful tresses to the Little Princess Trust. She organised a huge event where Hair to Dye for, Rathcoole, did the honours live on stage in front of hundreds of supporters; and that event and her fundraising efforts raised €8,000 for the Irish Cancer Society,” explained Cllr. Emer Higgins.

“What Niamh did is an incredible act and achievement for anyone, but for a young girl like her to do it is especially amazing. I know her parents are immensely proud of her and the whole of the villages is behind her – that was clear from the turn out in St. Mary’s GAA Club last Saturday. Niamh is one of the Dancity troupe and her friends were on hand for a special performance before she cut her hair. Niamh looks fantastic, both before and after, and I’d like to congratulate her on everything she’s done to raise awareness, funds and provide new hair for a young girl who needs it,” concluded Cllr. Emer Higgins.