Paul Murphy

I'm rocking the chop on 23/02/2023

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

It started with a bad DIY haircut during lockdown that resulted in me deciding no more haircuts until things were back to normal.

But now, my head gets awfully hot and sweaty in summer, my wife hates it, (and I think my boss does too!), and my hairdresser hasn't made a cent off me in three years, so it's time to go. 

 

But I don't want it to go to waste. I was just going to have a shave event but at it's current length it's donatable for wig making for cancer sufferers. 

 

So I'm thinking we can have a little fun, make some noise about it, raise $20k and help some kids. I’m taking part in Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project campaign to raise funds that will support people impacted by cancer.

 I’ve been growing my hair as long as possible, alongside peers all across Australia, before chopping off my ponytail and rocking a brand new hairdo. 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.

Please support me support cancer patients

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 digital Fundraising Kit*

You've raised $500! Congratulations legend!

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!*

Thank you to my Sponsors

$100

Connie Pisa

Well done Paul 😊

$52.75

T. Ilicic

$52.75

Sam Satorial

Before 22/02, you should model for Sunsilk

$52.75

Clair Murphy

A little bit extra for the beard!

$52.75

Wags

About bloody time. I'll be able to look at you again if you get rid of that mop!

$300

Anonymous

Go Murph!

$21.10

Jill Trotter

Way to go Murph, can't wait to see the end of the long hair and bring back the clean cut man I have known for years x

$52.75

Michael Duffy

$52.75

Paul Loughran

Worthy crop of hair going to a worth cause

$20

Sandra Dickson

Look forward to seeing the new do!

$105.50

Louise Voyage

Incredible initiative for a great cause!!

$26.38

Danette Oneill

$52.75

Alice & Shane Dawkins

Goodbye hair, hello Paul!😂

$52.75

Carmel Goodfellow

$52.75

Michael Collins

Fantastic initiative Paul!

$105.50

Carmel Goodfellow

Actually now; not so bad with the beardy fuzz hahaaa! But too late now- make sure ya don’t miss any bits x Great cause xx Lotsa love

$52.75

Deb Mccormick

Good on you Paul! We won't recognise you without the flowing locks!

$50

Anonymous

Silent snip of shears, Beloved locks fall to the ground, New chapter begins.

$50

Lou Dick

Love the hair and the cause!

$105.50

Anonymous

Good on you, Paul !!! I can't wait to see you back to your original you :-)))

$52.75

Denise Murphy

The countdown is on!!!!

$100

Jasmina Ilicic

$146.65

Conor Kinmonth-murphy

Finally goodbye hair! At least it’s for a good cause.

$31.65

Jen Belden

About time Paul🤗

$52.75

Sean Sands

Great cause Paul!

$52.75

Shane Dawkins

This is for the beard

$31.65

Jiemiao Chen

$31.65

Lilli Dorman

$26.38

Olivia Fenton

$52.75

Kathleen Harkins

Thank God Paul !!! Seriously, well done . 😂

$52.75

Nichola Robertson

Amazing Paul 👍

$52.75

Jeff Wang

Thanks for initiating this -- I love your pony tail!!!

$52.75

Yimin Cheng

Good initiative, Paul!

$52.75

Ola O’connor

Well done Paul, love your hair !

$30

Tal

You look better with short hair.

$250

Erica Brady

$50

Lee Rudwick

$31.65

Jason Pallant

Great work mate!

$100

Jcherself

$50

Wade Kelly

Fellow covid-based long hair person here. Enjoy your remaining hair days!

$52.75

Courtney Gitsham

Amazing cause Paul. Such a thoughtful thing to do 😘

$100

Gerri Spassova

Will miss your hippy hair - but you can always regrow it :))

$20

Anonymous

Kudos to you for raising money for such an important cause that eventually affects everyone in some way.

$52.75

Kathleen Adams

Well done Paul!

$52.75

Deirdre Capuano

Well done Paul!

$10.55

Emma Porcaro

Go Paul!

$100

Sheila Derbyshire

It was all for this purpose wasn't it Paul, why else would you have grown it so long 🤣 great cause - well done x

$200

Ron Wilson Removals

$31.65

Alina Turek

Amazing work, you are going to rock that bald style!

$50

Sophie Feng

Well done, Paul! Your hard work with the campaign is truly inspiring!

$50

Srinivas Sridharan

$52.75

Colin Jevons

Thank goodness, you were really making the place look untidy :-)

$52.75

Ruby

$21.10

Caitlyn Ferruccio

$200

Peter & Tracey Danaher

It's about time you stopped showing off about having that much hair.

$52.75

Junzhao Ma

$21.10

Josh Farrugia

$31.65

Maggie Murphy

$25

Anonymous

$52.75

Clair Murphy

Longest your hair has ever been; will I get the pudding bowl out again? 😂😘

$52.75

Sudha

$250

David Toleman

$52.75

Sue Creighton

Way to go however you know that you will be wearing that hair during the hottest part of the year. What a great cause❤️💕

$430

Paul Reggie O'neill

About time...

$31.65

Jazmyn Barfoot

A great cause, go Paul!!

$50

Yelena Tsarenko

$20

Kaveesha Danwatta

$105.50

Isabella Maggioni

$52.75

Irene Powell

Good one Paul!

$52.75

Caz

Such a great cause Paul - thank you 😘

$52.75

Anonymous

Great initiative Paul. Best wishes!

$50

Hean Tat Keh

Hi Paul, This is a great cause! Happy to support. Cheers, Tat

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