Kailee’s a double winner at Harvey school event

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Harvey Primary School student Kailee Hernaman, 6, was a double winner at the school’s Colour Run on February 24, raising the most money and also winning a bike in the raffle.

The school congratulated Kailee on Friday, March 9, for raising the most money through sponsorship, achieving $620.

With her mum Mel contacting friends on social media, Kailee also walked around the neighbourhood asking for sponsorships.

“I am a firm believer in being involved in helping out with community events and school fundraisers and it’s something I have been passionate about all my life,” Mrs Hernaman said.

“I want my children to be good volunteers as well.”

As Kailee has high-functioning autism and does not like crowds, Mrs Hernaman said she was a bit nervous about her participating in the Colour Run.

However, Mrs Hernaman said Kailee loved the experience.

“She was coloured from top to bottom,” she said.

The event raised $6331 for the school with a final donation from Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke bringing the total to $6500.

School parents and citizens committee president Jon Adams said of the total, $3487 was raised just in sponsorships.

“It’s awesome, a really good result,” Mr Adams said.

He said the goal of the fundraising was to buy digital technology resources for the school and it was now more than halfway to its $20,000 target.

Mrs Clarke also presented Kailee with a voucher to choose a bike at SportsPower in Pinjarra after winning the event’s raffle.

“We came up with the idea that for every $20 raised they’d get a ticket into the draw,” Mrs Clarke said.

“It gave the kids an incentive to go out and get sponsorships.”

Kailee said she already had a bike and might use her voucher to get her mum one.

“I want to get one for mum,” she said.

Kailee said she looked forward to picking out a helmet and wanted a zebra-themed one.

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