Love hurts – but it’s all for a good cause
WHEN his girlfriend was seriously injured in a traffic accident on the A20 at the end of February, the Kent Air Ambulance helped save her life.
It was help that Tower School student Billy Grigg will never forget and he pledged to raise funds for the charity.
Now recovered enough to attend the Kennington school with her parents, Alaina Cowell took to the school stage on Tuesday with boyfriend Billy and head teacher Malcolm Ramsay to present the proceeds of his efforts to Air Ambulance fund-raiser Lynn Hyder.
To collect £719.18 the Year 11 student underwent a painful body wax performed by fellow students at the school’s beauty therapy department, under the direction of Paula Barham.
Ms Hyder praised Billy for his initiative. Two teenagers were killed in the accident, near Lenham, including Daisy Washington, 14, from Ashford.
Towers pupil Billy Grigg with girlfriend Alaina Cowell, Lynn Hyder from Kent Air Ambulance and head teacher Malcolm Ramsay. Above, Billy during the waxing