IRVINESTOWN schoolgirl Eloise Singleton who has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia holds hands with Sorcha McCauley as she gets her hair cut in tribute to her friend.
Sorcha, a pupil at Holy Trinity Primary School, was inspired by seven year old Eloise to get her hair cut short and donate it to The Little Princess Trust in the hope of helping others.
Watching Sorcha’s big hair cut at Hair Square in Derrylin on Saturday, Eloise could not contain her admiration for her friend who also raised over £1,200 for the charity. Amazingly the eight year old more than doubled her target. 
“I am very proud of you, Sorcha,” said a beaming Eloise, clutching her hand. 
Sorcha’s mother Lianne also expressed her pride for her daughter and Eloise. 
Afterwards the little girl told The Impartial Reporter: 
“I was super excited about getting my hair cut but a little nervous because I’ve never had short hair. 
“It made me very sad that Eloise lost her hair as she had long hair like me, it’s not fair, so maybe I can help another wee girl,” she said.  
Eloise, who received a bone marrow transplant in May, has been described by her parents Ryan and Claire Singleton as a “force of nature.”