Kind-hearted Mia’s big chop for friend Ben

Warwickshire Telegraph - - YOUR LIFE -

A SIX-year-old girl from Coventry has raised nearly £300 for Pass The Smile child­hood cancer char­i­ties by cut­ting off and do­nat­ing her hair.

Mia Ma­sullo, who at­tends Hearsall Academy in Coventry, had 14 inches of her hair cut off on Satur­day to raise funds for Pass The Smile.

Mia’s hair is be­ing do­nated to The Lit­tle Princess Trust, which pro­vides real hair wigs free of charge to chil­dren and young adults up to the age of 24, who have lost their own hair due to cancer treat­ment and other ill­nesses.

Mia was in­spired to go for the chop when her classmate Ben, also six, was di­ag­nosed with rhab­domyosar­coma, a rare form of child­hood cancer. He is cur­rently un­der the care of Birm­ing­ham Hospi­tal.

Mia’s cut was kindly do­nated by Tricia King­ham at Wave­length Uni­sex Hair Sa­lon, Grange Road in Long­ford, Coventry.

Daniela, Mia’s mum, said “There were lots of

Chil­dren’s tears. Ev­ery­one in the sa­lon was emo­tional, too.

“Four­teen inches were cut off and will hope­fully make another lit­tle girl very happy.”

Sarah, Ben’s mum, added: “We were blown away that Mia wanted to

Mia be­fore and af­ter her cut and right, with her buddy Ben

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