Love hurts – but it’s all for a good cause

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE - by Mike Ben­nett

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

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