Calista goes for the chop for The Little Princess Trust


Paula Campbell


Paula Campbell

Calista goes for the chop for The Little Princess Trust

Calista Lucas with Tara Redmond of Zebbles

By Paula

A young school girl from Narraghmore bravely chopped 11 inches off her hair recently for The Little Princess Trust.

Calista Lucas (9) went for the chop at Zebbles in Athy.

Her hair will be sent to The Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. A whopping €548 was also raised in sponsorship money, €300 of which was raised by a raffle at Kilmead National School.

"I wanted to give my hair to help a child with cancer to feel better," said Calista. adding that "it's cool that someone else will be getting to wear my hair."

Meanwhile, according to Calista's dad Craig, she loves her new hairstyle, performed by Tara Redmond of Zebbles in Athy.

“It is quite a big step and we are all really proud of her,” he said,

Meanwhile Calista's school principal Mr Kirwan added that he was happy to help in raising funds for this worthwhile cause. "It's a great idea, with children helping children," he said.

Raffle Prizes were donated by Mr Kirwan; Sam McCauley's Chemist, Carlow; Val's Pets, Athy; and St Lawrence's GAA Complex.

The Little Princess Trust is currently running a "Hair to Spare" campaign on social media. Check out