Schoolgirl from Stamford plans silent auction for The Little Princess Trust

Stacey Tagg
Stacey Tagg

A schoolgirl from Stamford is organising a silent auction to raise cash for a charity which makes wigs for children suffering from cancer.

Stacey Tagg, 12, will host the event next Friday at 7pm at Stamford Welland Academy, where she is in Year Seven.The kind-hearted youngster will donate all proceeds to The Little Princess Trust – and will also have some of her own hair cut off to hand over to the charity for use in a wig.

Stacey has been growing her hair for three years for this purpose.

A wide range of items will be up for grabs in the silent auction – including a photo shoot, gym membership, lunch at Barnsdale Lodge, duvet sets, Easter eggs, cycle helmets and many more.

There will also be a raffle, tombola, DJ and licensed bar to keep guests entertained.

Stacey lives in Willoughby Road, Stamford, with her older brother Bradley plus parents Sally and Adrian.

Proud mum Sally said: “Stacey decided several years ago to start growing her hair in preparation for a donation to The Little Princess Trust.

“She was inspired to do so after a caretaker and also a fellow pupil fell ill at previous schools.

“It was all her idea – we have helped a little with the event, but she has been the driving force.

“She hopes to raise at least £500 for the charity. Making wigs is an expensive process so the charity is always grateful for donations of cash as well as hair itself.”

Stacey has written to lots of local businesses to secure lots for the auction.

Tickets for the event, on Friday, March 10, cost £10 for adults and £6 for children and include a fish and chip supper.

They are available in advance from Sally on 07392 832818, and some will be available on the door. Any additional auction lots would also be gratefully received.

If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sally-Tagg

For more about The Little Princess Trust, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk