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Charity chop for Finlay

Thursday, 20 July 2017

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A YOUNG Ballycastle boy will be facing the chop this Friday - all in the name of a charity called 'Supershoes'.
Finlay Boyd, a former pupil of Ballycastle Integrated Primary School, has been painstakingly growing his hair for the past 3.5 years, but on July 21 he will be facing the scissors at Joanne Christie's hair salon, 'Images' in Bushmills.
Supershoes, a charity which may not be familiar with many, is a completely voluntary organisation which paints shoes for children with a cancer diagnosis.
Each pair of unique shoes are designed specifically for a particular child or young person and hand painted by a Super Artist to express the child and all of the things they like. This could be a favourite game, sports team, music, animals or anything the child holds dear - so they truly are one-of-a-kind!
Finlay's mum, Krystle, who is a Super Artist for Supershoes explained a little more: "Supershoes is a very worthwhile and lovely wee charity. When Finlay decided he wanted to cut his hair before starting Ballycastle High School in September we sat down and had a chat about donating it to a charity.
“I wanted to be certain he wanted it cut after growing it so long, and I wanted to be certain he was happy with whatever charity he chose to benefit from it.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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