THE countdown is on for the Loughran sisters’ charity Family Fun Day in memory of their father, Dermot Loughran.
Cassie (12), Annie (11) and Sophie (8) will all be chopping off their long locks, to donate to the Princess Trust this Father’s Day, while in the process, raising money in aid of the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, in memory of their late friend, Riley Moss, and the Aisling Centre in Enniskillen through a Fun Day at the Knocks Hall, Lisnaskea.
The girls will be in good company in the fundraising efforts.
Their brother Lee (21) has agreed to take on a leg wax for the charities along with Fermanagh GAA stars, Ciaran Corrigan, Shane O’Donnell and Danny Teague and a number of Tracey Concrete work colleagues.
Dermot Loughran died aged 36 in a motorcycle accident in September 2009.
He sadly never got to meet his youngest daughter, Sophie. She was born just 12 days after his untimely death.
But Sophie, along with the rest of her siblings, have been making their daddy proud ever since, with their acts of kindness and generosity for charity.
Their latest charity initiative will culminate in a special family fun day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, including, amongst their charity hair chop, a floss dancing competition, a Bake-off competition, cake sale, Irish and Scottish dancing, a raffle and a silent auction and much more.
“With the hot weather the girls are looking forward to getting rid of their hair,” says their proud mother, Majella.
“With this heat they will be glad to get it chopped off.
“Some of their friends are considering donating their hair too and their schools have been a great support.
“The whole community has been great. So many businesses have already offered items for the raffle.
“Elma Kinnear from Kissin’ Krust has donated money from the buns she sold for the Royal Wedding to the event and is also going to do a big thrift cake to get people to guess the weight.”
According to Majella, her son Lee is something of a father figure to her younger girls.
“They are all very close to him so they are glad he is taking part too,” she says, “He is like a big kid with them, they are so close.”
Any businesses wishing to donate prizes towards the raffle for the event can contact Majella on: 07523052561.
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