Courageous classmate inspires Pinchbeck pupil Keira’s charity chop

Keira Foster (10) and friends
Keira Foster (10) and friends
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A primary school pupil’s decision to have her strawberry blonde hair chopped was inspired by the bravery of a classmate.

Keira Foster (10) goes to Pinchbeck East Primary School and is in the same class as Courtney Webster, who was recently nominated for the Bravery in the Face of Adversity Award at the inaugural South Holland Health Awards as she battles a rare form of bone cancer.

Keira will donate around seven inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, which makes real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair through chemotherapy.

Keira’s proud mum, Kim, says her daughter will have her hair cut at Kittens Got Claws, in Spalding’s Victoria Street, on July 13 – and then go straight to a pamper session where eight schoolfriends, including Courtney, have their nails done to mark the end of their time at the Pinchbeck school.

Keira will go to Bourne Academy in September, joining brother Bailey (12), while her younger brother McKenzie (6) remains at Pinchbeck East.

Meanwhile Kim (52) and dad Nigel (45) will be busy fundraising with sponsor forms.

Kim works at Worldwide Fruit and her husband at Bakkavor and they are hoping their workmates will get behind the charity effort.

“It costs about £350 for a wig to be made,” said Kim.

• In May 2015, Courtney received a rare honour, The Guiding Star Award, as a member of 2nd Gosberton Brownies for bravery in the face of serious illness.