Teen’s head shave for Cancer Research

Jemilla before her head shave
Jemilla before her head shave

A TEENAGE girl had all of her hair shaved off for charity in memory of several members of her family.

Jemilla Constable, 13, who attends St Leonards Academy, raised more than £1,000 in total after having her blonde locks cut in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Jemilla after her head shave

Jemilla after her head shave

The schoolgirl, of Watermill Drive, St Leonards, went to Urban Hair in Kings Road on July 7, the first anniversary of her 32-year-old aunt Esme Stanley’s death, who sadly died of cancer.

Jemilla’s fundraising head shave was also in memory of her other aunt, Della McKenzie, who died in November 2008 and grandfather, Robert McKenzie, who passed away in January last year.

Her mum, Aretha McKenzie, said: “Jemilla managed to raise more than £1,000 in total and came up with the idea by herself. She has suffered so many losses in the family and what she did was a big thing to do for a 13-year-old.

“She had grown her hair long for years and has never had it short so it was quite a brave step. Jemilla got a lot of support from her friends and the school.”

Anyone wishing to add to Jemilla’s fundraising total can do so by logging onto www.justgiving.com/Aretha-Mckenzie.