A Ballycastle teenager yesterday said goodbye to ponytails when she donated 15 inches of her hair to charity.
Jordanne McAlister, 13, yesterday morning had hair below her waist – but had gladly waved goodbye to her acclaimed tresses by lunchtime.
The Ballycastle High School pupil was following in the footsteps of pop star Jessie J who last year also donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
“Jordanne has always had long thick shiny hair,” said her 40-year-old mum Noelle McAlister. “She always wanted to do something like this and donate her gorgeous hair to a worthy case. The whole thing has taken more of me than Jordanne. There isn’t a prouder mum than me today. Jordanne is a great girl.”