Ponytail Project

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Are you ready to rock the chop and create change?


We want YOU to be a part of our Ponytail Project squad!

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Chances are you already know somone who has been affected.


Join our #PonySquad, rock the chop, and together, we'll put a stop to cancer!

Get your girls together, grow your hair throughout the year, then chop off your ponytail and #ROCKTHECHOP. Ponytail Project empowers students all over Australia 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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Join us, together we'll stop cancer!

Ponytail Project is a movement that started at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in 2015. Ponytail Project empowers girls to get together and raise vital funds for Cancer Council by cutting off their ponytails.

It’s easy to get involved, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

How it works

Register, and get your gals’ involved by creating your own school team.

Get your school on board and set a date for your big #CHOP. It can be whenever you like. 

Set a goal of what you want to raise and how you will raise funds.

Register to set up your personal fundraising page.

Raise funds and #ROCKTHECHOP. Every dollar raised is making a huge difference.





Ponytail Project History

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 an outpouring 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 84 students from St Margaret’s school cutting their hair in 2019.

Will your school join St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and help put a stop to cancer? 


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