Updated: 05/12/16 : 06:40:59
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'Mad Hair Day' for Sligo school children on 16 December

‘Mad Hair Day’, the charity fun day initiative for primary school children in Sligo is fast approaching.

Organised by the ‘Society of Missionary Children’, the day is much anticipated and allows children and teachers alike to break open the ‘play box’, the ribbons and bows and do their hair in zany styles, all for a good cause.

The fund raising initiative has been a firm favourite with children since its inception in 2010.

Funds raised go towards helping poverty stricken children throughout the world.

This year all proceeds will go to help the work of Presentation Missionary Sister Evelyn Flanagan, who is a tireless champion of the Badjao Tribe in the Philippines.

The Badjaos or Sea Gypsies are known as the people of no value and are amongst the most disadvantaged and ostracised members of Filipino society.

 National Secretary of Missionary Children, Julieann Moran says “Sr. Evelyn has worked really hard to provide adequate housing, education and other necessities for the Badjao Tribe who are lovely peace loving people.  They live in very harsh conditions but Evelyn has definitely improved things.  However lots more needs to be done .They deserve a chance at a good life, they have had an unfortunate start in life and she and her co workers  are their  lifeline to a better way of living “.

“This year we are urging as many schoolchildren as possible to come behind us, get involved with Mad Hair Day, have fun and donate what they can afford ; all donations  will make a huge difference to the lives of the Badjao children. Happily we are in a position to send every cent/penny donated  by Irish children to our projects”.

 “Children are by their nature caring and want to share what they have with children who have nothing. I am so touched by the generosity of Irish children who really get into the spirit of the day. They have such generous little spirits and the children we are fundraising for this year really need our help”.

‘Mad Hair Day’ takes place in primary schools throughout Sligo on the 16th December.