Hucknall girl Mia raises more than £1,000 with charity haircut
A Hucknall girl has raised more than £1,000 for a children’s cancer charity after having her long hair cut short.
Nine year-old Mia Edwards had initially been hoping to raise £150 for the The Little Princess Trust which is a charity that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
But instead, the Holgate Primary School pupils efforts have seen donations go through the roof and she has now passed the £1,000 mark.
And with money still coming in, Mia’s final total is set to get even higher.
Her mum Katherine said: “We’re so proud of her, I was so nervous she wasn’t going to like her new shorter hair but she absolutely loves it and every shop or car window we go past, she has to stop and have a look.
"She had 21 inches cut off in all and some people have sponsored her by the inch so that’s helped raise loads of money.
"It’s been brilliant and people have so great with their support and we thank them all.”
People can still donate to Mia’s fund by clicking here.
For more information about the Little Princess Trust, including details of how you can donate hair, click here, call 01432 352359 or email [email protected]
For wig requests, call 01432 760060 or email [email protected]