Miah says goodbye to long locks to help children with cancer

Miah Barnard.
Miah Barnard.

A little girl is saying goodbye to her beautiful blonde locks to help children with cancer.

Miah Barnard, seven, will have her ponytail chopped off at her Brownsover home on August 22.

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

Miah, who is starting Boughton Leigh Junior School in September, said: “I am having 10 inches cut off my hair cut and donating my ponytail to the Little Princess Trust.

“I can’t wait to get it done and I don’t feel sad about it. I really want to help the charity because of the good work they do.”

Her mum, Marie, who has another daughter called Macie, who is 19 months old, is supporting her daughter all the way - but is not joining her and having her cut, as stated in this week’s Rugby Advertiser.

“I saw a story on Facebook about the charity,” she said.

“It was so touching that I told Miah about it and without hesitation she decided to go for it.”

Marie added: “I am extremely proud of Miah, she is so brave and thoughtful.

“I am more nervous than she is. Miah is really excited and can’t wait, but we both know it’s for an amazing cause.”

They are also selling raffle tickets in aid of The Little Princess Trust, which also helps young people with alopecia.

The charity provides wigs free to children, but each costs the charity £350.

“On the day we’re having a small gathering and a little party to celebrate,” added Marie.

“We hope to raise as much money as possible.”

To make a donation to Miah, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/miahponytail

For more information on the charity visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk. To find out more about how to get a wig, telephone 0845 094 4509.