Ashwin Arianayagam

I'm rocking the chop on

I’m rocking the chop to put a stop to cancer!


I'm Ashwin am 8 years old. I was going to get my hair cut before I started my new school this year, but my Mama suggested that maybe we do it for a good cause. I thought it was a great idea so I kept it.

BUT since I started in the new school I have been teased about looking like a girl, and have felt bullied. It made me sad, but I really want to give my hair and raise money for cancer...so that's what I'm going to do.

I’ll be growing my ponytail to 20cm, before chopping it off.  My ponytail will be donated to 

Sustainable Salons

so it can become wigs for people with medically induced hair loss conditions. Every ponytail chopped will make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer #chopforchange.

All funds raised will go towards essential cancer support services, prevention programs and lifesaving research. This means everything from transport to get cancer patients to and from their medical appointments, to assisting childcare facilities to keep kids safe from the sun.

I know that I can help create change.

Will you support me?

You can find out more about where your donations go at ponytailproject.com.au/about-cancer-council.

Thank you!

Kind people are my kind of people!

My Achievements

Confidence is your best hairstyle! You look great, now conquer the day!

Online squad, tick! You are now an online super star #PonytailProject

Hair up! You’ve raised $250 and earned a Fundraising Kit*

To get you event ready! We're sending you a Chop Event Kit!* You deserve it after raising $500.

You have raised $1000 – We are sending you a Fundraising Superstar Kit!*

Halfway there! We believe in you

#PROUD! You have reached your fundraising goal! You are inspiring!

You've raised $5000! We'd love to officially welcome you into the Pony Club Hall of Fame!*

My Updates

Thanks So Much

Wednesday 23rd Feb
THANK YOU

Thanks So Much

Wednesday 23rd Feb
Thanks guys I can't explain how happy I am. IT'S INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know how I can thank u guys.

wwwhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..............................

Tuesday 22nd Feb
excuse me? wha? thisss is unbeleaviblle!!!!!!! 5000$ will help furnish a room for familys who need to travel for cancer traetment!!!!!!!!!
things are now much better in regional areas but people still need to travel to the city especially for rare cancers and for childrens cancers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH IM SO GRATEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to Hamilton...

Sunday 20th Feb
All the guys in hamilton had long hair . They were so cool!!!
Thanks again guys for all of your support
Kind Regards,
Ashwin

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday 17th Feb
HEY GUYS IT'S ASHWIN
THANK  YOU FOR GETTING ME PAST 1000+ !!!!!
HAVE AN EXCITING DAY
ASHWIN

Thanks Everyone!!!

Tuesday 15th Feb
Hi Ashwin here,
Thanks to everyone thats donated it really helps. I'm really happy, it's given me so much confidence to stand up to the haters and reach my goals. Once again THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$52.20

Nelia Panopio

$30

Murali Komala

Well done Ashwin.. all the best !

$50

Ashwin Arianayagam

$100

Brian And Sharon Cohen

Well done Ashwin! A great cause which will benefit from your generosity. Don't worry .. you will still look very handsome and show it is more than skin deep. Love Brian and Sharon

$104.40

Sofia Khan

Well done 👍🏽 Ashwin we are all so proud of you love Aunty Sofia Uncle Ali and Hassan

$52.20

Rg

Well done Ashwin! You are a legend and an absolute inspiration to so many people - young and old! You have made yourself (and your adoring family) proud! Keep up the amazing work!! RG

$261

Anonymous

Great work. Very proud of you.

$52.20

The Brandweiners

Go Ashwin! You’re a champ! What a great cause!

$52.20

Helen Nassar

Great job Ashwin!

$500

Lolo And Lola

Well done, Ashwin!

$52.20

Bae Family

Ashwin, you're amazing!! Congrats on this achievement and helping this great cause!

$31.32

Carrie Nammuni

Well done Ashwin! You set a great example for all ages out there. We are very proud of you!

$52.20

Marlene, Anthony, Bianca & Juliette

We are so proud of you Ashwin, be strong and believe in yourself!

$104.40

Harshika Steele

$52.20

Michael Myint

Great effort Ashwin! Keep up the good work!

$52.20

Kuan-chi Wang

Your amazing to do this and to be able to see beyond those that doesn’t recognize what you are doing as such shows that you are a strong and empathetic person!

$52.20

Cynthia Martin

Great job Ashwin! You make your parents and Lola and Lolo proud!

$52.20

Anonymous

Well done!!

$52.20

Sumeet Reddy

Great to hear about your charitable giving, best wishes

$31.32

Gillian Bailey

Amazing effort and amazing cause. Well done.

$104.40

Liz Symons

Go Ashwin! What a legend! I work with your mummy- you are making all your friends and family truly proud. Well done xx

$52.20

Judy Baker

So good of you to be involved in this worthwhile fund raising effort. Well done.

$104.40

Tushar And Clair Roy

Go Ashwin!! You’re an inspiration!

$31.32

Eddie Johnson

Your long hair is cool, bro!!

$104.40

Maiki

Proud of you Ashwin!

$104.40

Shaw Family

What a great cause and a courageous thing to do. We are so proud of you Ahswin!!! Love the Shaw Family

$100

Hanish Bagga

Well done Ashwin - thats very brave of you to do this to help others. Stay Strong!

$52.20

Claire

Well done for contributing to such a wonderful cause!

$500

Kesh And Katie Kanesalingam

Wonderful initiative. Good luck!

$50

Dougie

I work with your Dad and he showed me how courageous you are. Inspirational 👍

$104.40

Sobhana Arianayagam

well done Ashwin! love Appa and Appachi

$52.20

Ss

Hey Ashwin keep up the great work!!!

$104.40

Charles Mcdonald

Congratulations. I am so impressed by what you are doing. I’m sure your parents and grandparents are extremely proud of you.

$104.40

Anonymous

Go Ashie!!!!

$52.20

Henry Deady

Well done Ashwin what a wonderful thing to do.

$104.40

Chahaya & Mai Ying

Well done Ashwin you’re an inspiration!

$200

Amy

Rock the chop Ashwin! What a brave, kind and generous thing to do!

$738

Dr John Ozmen

Well done Ashwin. Here’s a little nudge into the pony club hall of fame

$52.20

Wafa Ayoubi

$30

Callie

Beautiful project, Ashwin! God bless :)

$515

Mike And Tina

Worthy cause! Well done Ashwin!

$104.40

Bridie Nolan

Nothing wrong with being a girl, but you’re an inspiring boy. Expect no less, because I know your Mumma!

$100

Kimberley Holden

Great project ashwin!

$30

David Habashy

Very thoughtful, lovely to see

$52.20

Anonymous

$208.80

Daisy Many, Achi Many And Baby Mamy

Well done Ashwin. We are so proud of you

$52.20

Caroline Otto

$31.32

Sally Coddington

$261

Scott Leslie

Good work Ashwin! You're a star.

$104.40

Angela Walker

What an impressive undertaking. You are amazing!

$100

Jinna Yao

You're such an inspiration for other young people (and for old people like me!). Don't worry about the silly things that some people say - they lack the maturity and kindness that you obviously have at such a young age. You just do you and people will see the gorgeous light that you have in you. Good luck Ashwin! I look forward to seeing your ponytail!

$52.20

Goodens

Go Ashwin!

$104.40

Isaac Thangasamy

Well done Ashwin. Impressive locks. Bet dada is jealous!

$104.40

The Miura Barreras

Great initiative! Keep it up!

$31.32

Anonymous

What a champion! Well done Ashwin.

$104.40

Prem Rathore

$31.32

Natasha Andreadis

Ashwin - so fabulous what you are doing !! Go you !! Ashwin The Great 😊

$31.32

Sayuri And Avery Radam

$31.32

Karmen Smiley

So proud of you, Ash 🤗

$31.32

Ted Niland

Hi Ashwin I heard you were raising money for people with cancer. That's awesome!! Love Ted 🥳😄😁

$104.40

Bertram Devaseelan Canagasingham

Hi Ashwin, Well done for fund raising for this very worthy cause. Hope you achieve your target soon. Best wishes Bertram Canagasingham

$52.20

Ange Halliday

Super cool thing to do, Ashwin!

$52.20

John Mcavoy

Ashi…this is beyond awesome!!! Love it. Great work. Proud of you. John

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