The Ponytail Project
01 Aug, 2017 (22:20) - 02 Aug, 2017 (05:20) -
in 7 days
In 2015, news that a member of the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School parent community was diagnosed with breast cancer fuelled our girls’ hearts with a spontaneous desire to help. So many lives are touched by cancer and our girls felt overwhelmingly that they must do something – so began the Ponytail Project.
In the Ponytail Project’s first year, an amazing 21 students volunteered to cut off their ponytails, donating the hair for wigs for chemotherapy patients. Incredibly the girls – and the wider school community – also raised almost $20,000 for Cancer Council Queensland, funding research programs into all cancers.
The Ponytail Project was so successful in its inaugural year that it has driven the introduction of the campaign as an annual event. In 2016, the students fundraised for both the Cancer Council and the Minotti Family. Amanda Minotti was a beloved Old Girl and teacher at St Margaret’s, who battled cancer. Last year, the Ponytail Project raised over an impressive $30,500, in addition to cash donations made on the day.
In 2017, the girls will again be raising funds for both Amanda's family and the Cancer Council's ongoing research. This year, the goal is to build on last year’s success by raising at least $31,000.
Please note that donations are not tax deductable as the funds are split between these two causes.
Will you help St Margaret’s girls make the most of their passion and commitment to helping Queenslanders affected by cancer?