Kind-hearted Mia’s big chop for friend Ben
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