A KIND big sister from Lapal is through to the final of Birmingham Children's Hospital's Christmas card competition - and needs your vote to help her win.

While other children are enjoying days out and trips away during school holidays, Charlotte Humpage spends a lot of time at hospital appointments with her sisters - Holly, aged four, who has Downs Syndrome and Pippa, aged one, who has a cleft lip and palate.

But proud mum Lisa Humpage said Charlotte never complains and is an amazing, really kind and caring big sister.

Lisa is appealing for people to vote for the 8-year-old Lapal Primary pupil before the closing date of midday next Monday (June 10).

To vote click the link https://www.bch.org.uk/pages/category/christmas-card-competition - there is no need to register - just click Charlotte's name.

Or alternatively go to Birmingham Children's Hospital's Facebook site, scroll to the post made on May 28, and just like or comment on Charlotte's design.

Lisa, aged 43, said: "Charlotte spends a lot of time with me during school holidays at outpatient appointments for her sisters.

"I'm really proud of her - she's an amazing sister, as you can imagine having three younger sisters and Holly with Downs Syndrome we have a very busy household.

"She's a really lovely girl.

"It would be really nice for her to win and to be recognised."

The family - mum Lisa, dad Paul and Charlotte, Holly and twins Lyla and Pippa, aged one, live in Lapal.

Charlotte and Holly both attend Lapal Primary.

It was at a hospital appointment in February half-term where Charlotte designed her entry.

Pippa has already had four operations on her cleft lip and palate.

Charlotte loves dancing and is a member of Step 2 It School of Dance, she also attends Earls Gymnastics group and The 3rd Lapal Brownie group.

Lisa said she has a passion in arts and craft and her bedroom is filled with items she has made or designed over the years.

As a keen fundraiser, she has helped raise money for various causes and is a regular member of ‘Up and Downs’ – a Halesowen-based Down Syndrome support group.

She has learnt Makaton sign language and has recently started teaching her class the signs at her weekly sessions.

If she wins her card becomes the official card for 2019 to be sold on behalf of Birmingham Children's Hospital.