Brave Rugby girl donates hair to wig charity

Miah Barnard donated her hair to a children's wig charity
Miah Barnard donated her hair to a children's wig charity

A little girl has said goodbye to her beautiful long blonde locks to help other children.

Miah Barnard, seven, was surrounded by friends and family at her Brownsover home when she had her hair cut last Saturday.

Donations will go to the Little Princess Trust, which provide real hair wigs to children who have lost their own through cancer treatment.

Miah, who is starting Boughton Leigh Junior School in September, had 10 inches of her silken tresses chopped off.

She said: “It was great fun and I didn’t feel nervous at all.

“I really want to help the charity because of the good work they do. I’m growing my hair so I can do it again.”

Her mum, Marie, said: “I couldn’t be more proud of Miah, she is an amazing little girl.”

The fundraising event raised £500 for charity.

Both mother and daughter would like to thank everyone who donated prizes for the raffle.

“Thanks also to all the people who sponsored Miah and helped out on the day,” said Marie.

“Special thanks to Sam at Hair Boutique who cut Miah’s hair - thankfully she loves her new do!”

Marie, who has another daughter called Macie who is 19 months old, first read about the charity on Facebook and was so touched she shared it with Miah.

“Without hesitation she decided to go for it,” said Marie.

“It’s such an amazing cause.”

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