Hollie’s hip to the groove
Banks Public School is holding a fundraising disco for Year 2 student Hollie Kennedy’s medical expenses.
ST CLAIR’S Banks Public School is hosting a disco fundraiser to support Year 2 student Hollie Kennedy, who lives with a condition affecting her hearing and eyesight.
Hollie, 8, of St Clair, has neurofibromatosis, which results in tumours growing throughout her body.
These require constant monitoring, and now Hollie needs surgery. Despite being largely deaf in one ear, the possibility of losing her sight and spending time at the hospital, everyone at Banks Public School knows Hollie as a “beautiful little girl”.
To help raise money for Hollie’s medical bills, teacher and fundraising committee member Kim Dunn asked for permission to host a disco. “Hollie loves dancing so we thought what could we do that would be a fun thing and get everyone on board,” Ms Dunn said. The general public is invited to the family-friendly disco, which will be held in the school’s under- cover area on Friday, November 18 from 6pm. There will be games, raffles, food and an ice cream truck.
Ms Dunn said she hoped residents would support Hollie, whose positive outlook is inspirational.
“She is such an easygoing child. Everybody loves Hollie,” she said.
Hollie said she felt “very special” knowing the disco was organised in her honour. “I also feel very happy because I am thankful for all these people helping me.”
Tickets ($10 adults, $5 children) can be bought from the school’s office. Details: 9670 6506.
She is such an easygoing child. Everybody loves Hollie – Kim Dunn
Hollie Kennedy ( centre) with friends Alecia Halligan and Jazmin Catic. Picture: Justin Sanson
Hollie (centre) perfects her dancing moves with friends Alecia Halligan and Jazmin Catic. Picture: Justin Sanson