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Kara celebrates birthday by cutting her hair for charity 11.01.15

A young Inishowen schoolgirl celebrated her birthday at the weekend by getting her beautiful long hair cut off in solidarity with a friend who is recovering from cancer.
Kara Black (7) from Buncrana, was inspired to donate her glossy brown tresses after her classmate, Maya McClenaghan (6), lost hers to chemotherapy and had to wait a long time for it to grow back.
Kara pictured before she had her hair cut on Saturday.
Mum Michelle (34) said she was initially reluctant to allow her second youngest child cut off so much of her hair. But big-hearted Kara pleaded with her until she was convinced it was what she really wanted.
"At first I said no but she persisted and a few days later her fundraising campaign was up and running," said mum-of-four Michelle.
Kara was joined by family and friends including Maya at Bliss hair studio on Saturday, her seventh birthday. Dressed in her favourite Frozen gown, 12 inches of her flowing locks were cut off, leaving her with a shiny new bob.
"Kara loves her new hair. Me and her daddy, Stuart, are very proud and I even cried a little," added Michelle.
Kara pictured with her Scoil Iosagain classmate Maya who inspired her to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust.
The young schoolgirl will now donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust which provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls in Ireland and the UK who have sadly lost their own hair to cancer treatment.
She is also raising money for the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation in memory of close family members.
Kara has far exceeded her 200 euro target and has already raised 443 euro for the Irish Cancer Society and almost 730 euro for the Irish Heart Foundation.
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