Home' Aurora : Aurora December 2013 Contents When Shelby Hammond of Year 6 at St
Brigid's Raymond Terrace witnessed a
fellow student being teased because she
had lost her hair, she was distressed, as
most would be. She then did something
that most would not do -- she decided to
act in a way that would make a difference,
and not just to that one student.
"I could help," was Shelby's simple
thought, and she has.
With some creative planning and the
support of school leadership, "Wacky
Wednesday" --- "If you can wear it in
your hair or on your head, it can be part
of Wacky Wednesday!" --- kicked off
the fundraising efforts, followed by a
student disco sponsored by the Parents
and Friends. Shelby made bookmarks,
charms and trinkets during the school
holidays to sell to the school population on
Wacky Wednesday, further boosting the
As the culmination of these fun fundraising
events, Shelby took the brave step of
having her long hair shaved in order to
raise awareness of, and funds for, the
Make a Wish Foundation and also the
needs of another family in the school
community touched by cancer.
Brad Smith and Aaron Tull (Aaron's
daughter Amelia is undergoing
chemotherapy) of Raymond Terrace Police
also stepped up for the great shave,
and principal David Palmer sacrificed his
signature moustache for the cause.
Shelby invited assistant principal Jacqui
Wilkinson to wield the clippers, and as
Jacqui said, "It's unusual for a young girl
to be so aware of others."
Shelby's Mum Kerrie watched proudly,
with maybe the occasional tear, as her
daughter's locks fell away. Afterwards,
Shelby confidently addressed the
assembled students and staff, thanking all
who had supported her efforts.
"Shelby's Brave Shave, besides bringing
awareness of this serious illness and
raising some $3000, is an example of
the wonderful spirit we have here at St
Brigid's Parish School. This effort was
driven by a very special 11 year-old girl,"
said David Palmer.
In a society that places a great deal
of emphasis on having the right 'look',
Shelby Hammond's current 'look' has a lot
to recommend it.
BY TRACEY EDSTEIN
Shelby Hammond, wi
new look Shelby with teacher Jacqui Wilkinson.
ith Mum Kerrie, about to lose her hair, and a
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