Sister Staci is a cut above

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Having a brother who has already established himself in Spalding as a charity fundraiser left his little sister wanting to be a cut above.

Staci Winkett (8), of Royce Road, Spalding, is planning to have up to 14 inches off her locks in aid of the Little Princess Trust.

Her brother Jake (9) has run fundraising events since he helped raise the money needed to bring an adored replica Lightning McQueen Rust-eze from the film Cars back to life after it was destroyed by fire.

The car has made several charity appearances in Spalding and in 2013 Jake received a postcard from Mickey Mouse in recognition of his fundraising.

Proud mum Julie said: “Staci wants to be like her brother. She asked me when she next has her hair cut could she donate it to charity instead of it going in a bin.”

Julie and Staci decided to raise money for the Little Princess Trust – a charity set up in memory of Hannah Tarplee, a little girl who sadly lost a short battle with cancer in June 2005.

When Hannah died, her parents set up the charity with a modest amount of donated money with the support of their friends. The charity provides real hair wigs to children suffering hair loss through treatment for cancer.

Staci will have her hair cut during a charity day at the Birds Hungry Horse in Halmergate on Thursday, July 18.

There will be a barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting, children’s ride and a surprise visit from Mickey Mouse.

Mobile hairdresser Katy Elsey will cut Staci’s hair at 2pm. Julie said: “When it happens I’m going to close my eyes, but I’m very proud of her.”

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