Jamayah and Kelso Public raise money for leukemia research

GOING, GOING, GONE: Jemayah Bailey, 11, has her head shaved by Katelyn Sarkis, from Allegro, at Kelso Public School. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 031517cut1a
GOING, GOING, GONE: Jemayah Bailey, 11, has her head shaved by Katelyn Sarkis, from Allegro, at Kelso Public School. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 031517cut1a

WHEN cancer claimed both her Nan and her best friend’s father, 11-year-old Jemayah Bailey decided she wanted to do her bit to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

So she organised a crazy hair day at Kelso Public School, where she got her long locks cut off and raised close to $130 in the process.

As part of the fundraising efforts the school hosted a cupcake day and encouraged everyone do do their hair in the craziest style possible.

After having her long hair cut, Jemayah organised for her hair to go to Sydney where it will be used to make a wig for someone who has lost their hair while undergoing chemotherapy.

Immediately after her hair was cut off, Jemayah said her hair “felt weird” and said she might have to buy a beanie to keep warm as the cooler weather approaches.

She thanked everyone for supporting the event.

“I didn’t have a goal of how much I wanted to raise, I just wanted to raise as much as possible,” she said.

Assistant principal Mel Woolmer commended Jemayah for her fundraising efforts.