Lisburn mother and daughter decide to get the chop for charity

Sarah-Jane Heaney and her daughter Abigail have decided to get the chop, but all for a good cause.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:02 pm
Sarah-Jane Heaney and daughter Abigail
Sarah-Jane Heaney and daughter Abigail

Nine-year-old Abigail, who is a pupil at Fort Hill Integrated Primary School, has never had her hair cut and when she decided she wanted to raise money for the Little Princess Trust it seemed like the perfect opportunity,

“The Little Princess Trust need hair over 16 inches long to make long haired wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer or other illness,” explained Sarah-Jane.

“It takes £150 just to fit a child’s wig, so we would like to raise at least that.”

However despite setting out with a goal of £150, the pair have now surpassed that and have currently raised £735 for the charity.

“Abigail has never cut her hair apart from a trim but asked to do it for this cause and roped me in,” continued Sarah-Jane.

“We don’t know how long it’ll take as we want to get at least 16 inches each plus the hair dressers have been closed.”

Now that hairdressers have been allowed to reopen thanks to the easing of the lockdown restrictions, Sarah-Jane and Abigail are planning to get the chop at Hair Graphics in Lisburn

Looking forward to the big day, Sarah-Jane admits that she is nervous because she doesn’t like getting her hair cut. But Abigail says she isn’t nervous, “just a bit scared!”

If you would like to support Sarah-Jane and Abigail’s fundraising effort, visit to make a donation.