Ponytail Project

Will you rock the chop?

Funds Raised

Do you want to create change?

Are you ready to rock the chop?

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Chances are someone in your school community will be affected.

Rock the chop and put a stop to cancer.

Get your school onboard, grow your hair throughout the year, then chop off your ponytail to raise funds for Cancer Council. Ponytail Project empowers students to make a change in the world. Every ponytail chopped will make a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.


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About Ponytail Project

The Ponytail Project has raised over$126,000 for Australian families affected by cancer. This fundraising initiative empowers all students across Australia to play their part in helping those affected by cancer.

"In a society where many are focused on appearance, the girls have been completely focused on helping others. They understand that it’s a small thing to lose some of their hair, when it can make a big difference to someone facing a huge life challenge.”

Ros Curtis, Principal, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School.

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Ponytail Project Story

In 2015, a member of the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School parent community was diagnosed with breast cancer. Students Beth Flint, Meg Fraser, Maria Cobain and Annabelle Crossley were moved to help – and launched a student-led fundraising initiative they called ‘The Ponytail Project’, believing that chopping off their ponytails was a small price to pay to support those impacted by cancer.

The Ponytail Project received a groundswell of support in its inaugural year, fuelling the drive for an annual campaign. 

Sadly in 2016, St Margaret’s students had even more reason to support the initiative - the loss of a beloved teacher and past student Amanda Minotti, who passed away from cancer. Each year, participation and funds raised have grown, with 60 students from St Margaret’s school cutting their hair in 2017.

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