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Ella says goodbye to her long locks for Irish Cancer Society

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MOST 16 year old girls would run a mile from even the suggestion of shaving off their hair, but not Ella Fitzpatrick.

The Newmarket-on-Fergus teenager and her dad Tadhg will face the hair clippers on May 23 to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.

“I remember seeing other people shaving their hair for charity and I just knew that it was something I wanted to do and I know that my hair will grow back. I also have had some family and friends affected by cancer and sadly I feel that lots of people can relate.

“When I decided that this was the year I was going to do it my dad said that he would join me. Neither of us have ever done something like this so we are both quite excited,” Ella commented.

They had originally arranged a fundraising event at the Inn at Dromoland, but this was cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Instead they will film the event and share it across social media.

Donate to Ella and Tadhg’s fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ellafitzpatrick2020

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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