Samuel Jones

I'm rocking the chop on 09/10/2021

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

Did you know that 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime?

My name is Samuel, I'm 12 years old and I’m taking part in Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project campaign to raise funds that will support people impacted by cancer.

Just over 3 years ago, my Mum was diagnosed with Lymphoma. The last 3 years have been really tough for me and my family.  So far, my Mum has not achieved remission for longer than 6 months.  Each time we are told the cancer is back, it makes us all feel lost, anxious, confused and scared.

In October, I'll be 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.

I am doing this and raising money because I don't want anyone else's Mum to go through what my Mum has gone through.  And I'm hoping that my hair will make a great wig for someone who needs it.

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!

Event ready! You’ve raised $100 and earned a #chop event pack*.

Hair up! $250 raised, incredible! Messy bun and getting stuff done.

Happiness is, wearing hair accessories! You deserve it after raising $350.

Believe in your selfie! You have raised $750 – incredible

Halfway there! We believe in you

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

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

My Updates

Thank You Everyone

Monday 16th Aug
Thanks everyone for donating, I never thought I would raise this much money. Its really heart warming to see so many generous people donating. Please feel free to share the link with friends and family. Thank you again, it means so much. - Samuel Jones 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$52.20

Philip Hofmeyer

Well done Samuel great effort

$52.20

Holly Ashcroft

Such an amazing initiative!

$104.40

Anonymous

$52.20

Ruth Nordstrom (nee- Robjohns)

Well done Samuel. I did this years ago for my sister in law and it is a wonderful support to those needing it. You've raised an incredible amount too! Your mother was an inspiration to me growing up through high school during some particularly personally tough years. I can see you hold similar empathy and advocacy to her. Very proud of what you've done for her.

$261

Wayne Clayton

Well done Samuel.

$52.20

The Cyprus Tree Ohakune

Go you! Awesome ❤️

$15.66

Shaun Coggins

$20.88

Malcolm Wickstein

Well done mate

$31.32

Ruby Lovell

$52.20

Sarah Shoobridge

$52.20

Michael P

Great initiative for a great cause. Thoughts are with you and the family.

$52.20

Melissa Donaghay

$31.32

Kate Schwartz

What a huge committment and achievement! Amazing effort Samuel!

$31.32

Frank Romeo

Well Done Champ

$52.20

Tamara Walker

$52.20

M&m Simmons

Well done Samuel! good in raising money for such a worthy cause!

$52.20

Alicia Simon

Very proud of your initiative and caring support you have given your mum and to others, Samuel. Great work!!

$50

Levi Pittaway

Amazing effort Sam!

$52.20

Shaun Bradford

$10.44

Beverley Alcidi

Fantastic effort Samuel, well done

$31.32

Amy Carter

$104.40

Sarah Bau

You’re amazing and so generous.

$50

Alicia Knill

Awesome effort Sam!!

$52.20

Paul Kraack

$196.27

Adam Hackett

We are so proud of you Sam !!!!

$50

Allison Rose

$261

Shauna Mclean

$100

Matthew Hauser

$250

Louise

What an amazing achievement you have reached to help kick cancer in the face! Good job!

$52.20

Kristi Snares

Very proud of your efforts, Samuel. A beautiful thing for you to do and such a worthy cause. :)

$31.32

Lauren Wild

Well done to you, Sam, you are an inspiration!

$30

Mary-ann Royle

Well done Sam for doing your bit to support your mum, your family and the community. I reckon you would have a couple of very proud parents.

$31.32

Ruby, Carly &toby

$104.40

Sally Ker

I'm so incredibly proud of you Samuel. Sending you all lots of love.

$52.20

Jake Lewis

Great cause Sam, you should be super proud of your efforts! From Saskia and Jake Lewis

$52.20

Kathrine Delyster

Samuel you had a vision and now you get to act it out! You are a superstar 🌟

$52.20

Lynda And Daniel Ackroyd

So proud of you Sam ❤️❤️

$10

Michelle Zheng

Well done Samuel, great effort!

$52.20

Kate Mildwaters

Well done Samuel! I bet your parents are proud to have such an awesome son like you. Sending love to all the family x

$31.32

Sue Smith

Samuel, you are an incredibly thoughtful and caring young man. I am honoured to know you. Cancer is no ones friend but your efforts help to make it less the enemy. Love you mate.

$100

Tom Marrett

Congratulations on the fantastic effort Sam! It's an amazing thing you are doing, both the fundraising and the wig your hair will create for a lucky individual.

$52.20

Jason, Nikki And Sophie Sobczynski

Awesome idea Samuel! All the best with the haircut. From Jason, Nikki and Sophie Sobczynski

$52.20

Susan Wills

So proud of you for doing this Samuel. A wonderful thing to do and so special.xxx

$52.20

The Willoughby's

Well done Sam, your thoughtfulness for others is admirable. Your gorgeous hair will bring a feeling of normality for somebody in need, we're very proud of you ❤

$52.20

Leigh Foster

You’re a legend, Samuel! x

$50

Maria Christina

Very very proud of your initiative Samuel!!! I am sure you will grow up to be an amazing young man

$52.20

The Salisbury’s

Well done Sam. We’re very proud of you. All our love, your Chester family xxxx

$20

Adam Goodburn

$50

Peter Megaw

Great work Samuel and to your Dad Mr Jones !

$104.40

Sarah & Jason Murphy

$52.20

Rachel Whitby

Hey Sam - What an awesome way to support your Mum! I hope you reach your target!

$52.20

Jackie Exell

Well done Samuel!

$31.32

Annie Baker

I wanted to donate this because you are a great friend to me and you deserve as much help as you can get. Well done, I think you're awesome!

$104.40

Ben Pearce

$31.32

Hazel Atkinson

Well done Samuel, great job.💖

$20.88

Briggs Family

$156.60

Kylie Allen

You should be very proud of yourself Samuel what a very thoughtful and kind thing to do! I am very confident you will look just as handsome with short hair!

$52.20

Terry Fountas

$10

Anonymous

$31.32

Sam Merton

You are an absolute Legend Sam!! Well done and thank you for being such a wonderful, kind ans thoughtful person :)

$52.20

Kay

Well done Samuel :)

$104.40

Ross Heaver

Love your work Samuel!

$31.32

Tom Charlton

You're a legend Samuel - well done!

$20.88

Linda Dobson

You are doing a great project Samuel , thank you for thinking of all the other people who are going thru hard times . 😀

$52.20

Sue T

This is amazing Sam. Someone going through cancer will be stoked with your wig

$104.40

Hackett Family

What an awesome kid you are Sam, well done! We are so proud of you xx

$52.20

Sharon Mines

Truly inspirational!

$104.40

Gareth Newton

Fabulous cause - chapeau to you Sam

$34

Mccluskie’s

An amazing thing to do, champion!

$52.20

Irene Kyriacou

What a big heart you have. Your mum and dad must be so proud of you.

$40

Bailey Fawcett

Well done Samuel!

$20.88

Chloe Johnston

$104.40

Samantha Cross

So proud of you Sam!

$31.32

Rebecca Blight

$78.30

Gavin Bates

amazing cause mate, well done

$104.40

Philip Mcveigh

Awesome job Samuel!!

$52.20

Karen Hunt

Samuel Jones, you rock !!! I love that you are donating your ponytail.

$52.20

Leith Wickstein

Great work mate.

$250

Mrs Shannon Warren

Congratulations Sam!

$52.20

Janine Duggan

Hi Sam, Congratulations on achieving hair long enough to donate. What an amazing person you are and I hope you can raise lots of money to help with cancer research. The world needs more people like you. Give my love to your Mum and Dad. XX

$31.32

Elissa Fisher

Amazing act of kindness and selflessness Sam. You should be proud of your efforts :)

$10.44

Simone Green

$104.40

Ben Hulett

What a noble cause Sam! Very selfless and gutsy of you mate.

$52.20

Adrienne Smith

Your family and friends must be so bloody proud of you ! In awe !

$52.20

David Wirth

Good on you Sam. I hope your Dad has got you onboard supporting the Bombers? Especially now we might be in the finals. Love to you and your family.

$30

Kate Karanastasis

Well done Samuel!

$52.20

Margaret Schultz

Great job Samuel, such a fantastic thing to be doing .

$52.20

Julian

I’m proud to be supporting you Samuel. Good effort!

$100

Karl Sorensen

Amazing Samuel!

$31.32

Matthew And Claudia Ranger

Samuel, you are an absolute legend! I am sure your parents are very proud of the kind and thoughtful young man you are. Great job with the fundraiser.

$52.20

Sheridan Travis

$104.40

Alison Knight

Amazing job Sam!!

$50

Choppa

go Sam, you are an amazing inspiration. leg-en-dairy!

$20.88

Theresia Kesuma

So proud of you, Sam!!!!

$31.32

Lily J

Nice to see that you’re helping your mum.

$20.88

Mia Burke

Amazing effort Samuel!

$50

Gemma Scales

$30

Shaz P

Well done Sam! What a lovely, selfless thing to do.

$31.32

Maddie Gaston

$31.32

Noah Jeffrey

Hope your mum is ok. Well done Sam

$52.20

Brendan Allen

Fantastic cause Sam! Your Mum, Dad and family will be so proud...

$52.20

Scott Rose

$31.32

Karen Sleep

$104.40

Carly Jenkinson

Well done Samuel! You've done yourself and your parents very proud.

$52.20

Russell And Wendy Westmoreland

Keep it up, Sam. Well done, buddy

$20.88

Lisa Hann

Such a beautiful thing to do :)

$52.20

Christine Mannion

$31.32

Anne White

Your Amazing

$104.40

Dwayne Bonner

The world needs more people like you Samuel.

$104.40

John Mangion

Great work Samuel!

$31.32

Mrs Jacinta Wilde

Samuel- what an absolute superstar you are ! So proud of you .

$52.20

Karyn

Great Job Sam x

$104.40

Grandpa And Kim

Well done Samuel for having the courage to do this and being so brave throughout it all. We are so proud of you xxx

$52.20

Zoe, Tilly & Oscar

Love your work, buddy ❤️

$52.20

Dave, Nina, Lily & Samuel Garrick

Well done Samuel. We are SUPER proud of your achievement thus far and can't wait to see the before and after photos. Dave, Nina, Lily and Samuel Garrick.

$52.20

Conor O’neill

Well done Samuel

$20

Courtney Mcdonald

Well done Samuel. I hope this donation helps to support your family and others. I am certain your hair will make a wonderful wig and change someone's life.

$31.32

Kerry Battams

Thank you 🙏

$31.32

Anonymous

Well done Sam you are an amazing your person. My best wishes to you and your family.

$10.44

Stuart Norman

$52.20

Paul Erlynne

$70

Anonymous

$20

Lauren Casey

Well done! Amazing effort!

$5

Nick Scales

Good work Sam! Know its not a big donation but gets u to ur goal 😊

$104.40

Melinda Lindau

Well Done Sam.

$52.20

Carole Woodmore

So proud of your efforts Samuel...such compassion for a worthy cause so close to your heart.

$31.32

Tammy Pass

Great work buddy

$10.44

Kirsty

Great stuff!

$104.40

Toola Bougesis

You are doing a marvellous job and we are all super proud of you!

$31.32

Kate O’driscoll

$10.44

Kai Duffield

$52.20

Glenda Childs

Such an amazing young man! Keep up your wonderful work Sam! Wishing you lots and lots of success!

$52.20

Aunty Leah

Love you! I'm going to miss that hair but such a great cause x

$52.20

Katherine Martin

Amazing work, Sam. Well done!!

$208.80

Ally, Jamie And Lucy

Hi Samuel, what a cool thing to do - YOU ROCKSTAR!

$20.88

Shawn Mumford

Your Mum and family would be so proud if you Samuel! Best wishes with your fund raising and for your Mum in her fight to beat this 💕

$52.20

Sarah Overton

$20.88

Mr Graham

Great work Sam. Huge amount raised for such an important cause. New haircut looks great.

$31.32

Rachel Demontis

$31.32

The Fereti's

Well done Sam. Such a beautiful gesture. Love the Fereti's xx

$52.20

Kim Kelly

$20.88

Bethany Frith

Keep up the good work Samuel! Your mum is proud of you, I know it! We here at FMC ICU support you and this beautiful act of kindness

$52.20

The Fielder Family

What a wonderfully initiative. Well done Samuel Wishing your mum all the best

$31.32

Sue Height

$41.76

Candace Prior

You are an amazing person Samuel. Looking forward to seeing the new "do" love the Priors in WA

$20

Scott Bilsborow

What an absolute champion effort mate - you have an amazing future

$20.88

Meagan Yeoman

Great job Sam!

$100

Lisa Davis

Well Done Samuel !! I think you might just make the world a better place with such a BIG heart. Mr Jones, apples don’t fall far from the tree, you must be so proud ❤️

$52.20

Dad And Mum

So proud of you Matey! Can’t wait to see the new “do” 💇🏼

$50

Bree Scales

Good luck mate.. we are very proud of you

$20

Robert Burnett

$104.40

Craig Kouimanis

You are the epitome of resilience mate, love your work.

$20.88

Nikesh Lalchandani

$30

Joe Budwee

Champion of a bloke, courage like no other... pioneer! However.. Average Dad lol....

$104.40

John Sandercock

Well done Samuel - this is a wonderful thing you are doing and for a great cause!

$104.40

Max Meli

Great achievement Samuel, I can see how proud your parents would be. Wishing you all the very best.

$50

Fiona Pashley

Such an amazing cause, well done Samuel.

$31.32

Ruby Del Rosario

$52.20

Phillip Jones

Go Sam

$52.20

Barry Clarke

Awesome job Samuel, best wishes & kindest regards

$50

Amanda Box

$20.88

Kylie Wait

$31.32

Anonymous

$52.20

Rebecca Taylor

What an absolute champion you are Samuel, helping to change lives at 12 years old is a pretty big deal x

$52.20

Sarah Gerrard

Great job Sam!

$31.32

Anonymous

$20.88

Jenny Pearce

Great work Samuel - I suspect your Mum and Dad are very proud of you

$50

Michelle Eime

You are amazing

$31.32

Mark Spencer

Well done 👍

$31.32

Cameron Aird

Great work mate

$52.20

Erica Smith

Well done Sam. You are amazing and inspirational!!!

$31.32

Simon Potts

$36.54

The House Family

Great work Samuel, such a worthy cause….

$52.20

Judy Arbery

You are making a difference and I bet your mum is so proud of you

$104.40

Craig Merritt

Congratulations Sam, for having the courage to take up the challenge and preserve with it for so long. I am sure, unlike Samson who lost all his strength when his hair was cut, you will only be a stronger and better person for having done so! You are a champion and no-one can ever change that!

$20.88

Carolyn Brock

$62.64

The Skillings

Super proud of you mate!!

$10.44

Steve Bruce

$31.32

Naomi Munn

What an inspiration you are!

$20.88

Deb O'kane

A thoughtful and wonderful act of kindness. Well done Samuel.

$52.20

Kim Oates

I'm very proud of you and your family, Samuel.

$52.20

Emily Ryan

$52.20

Meg And Matt Kneale

What a champion!

$20.88

Michelle & Jay Taylor

$31.32

Sarah Lalor

Very inspirational! I’ll be telling my kids about what you are doing 😀

$20.88

Micheal Fenton

Well done Samuel, great initiative.

$52.20

Steve Wright

Absolute champion !!! Well done

$31.32

Auntie Pam

Well done mate. Love you. 💖💖

$31.32

Marianne Topham

Amazing effort Samuel...well done.

$52.20

Ben Mooney

Amazing; Congratulations; Inspirational; and Thank you

$52.20

Denise Anderson

What an amazing thing to do …well done Samuel

$104.40

Marlon Saunders

Great work Samuel, you are inspirational. I hope that your hair goes to someone who really needs a lift! Proud of your efforts!

$31.32

Erin King

$31.32

Elizabeth Sutton

$20.88

Ms R Empson

Samuel, What a fantastic thing to do for your mum and for all people impacted by Cancer. You are very brave and an inspiration for all. Ms Empson

$156.60

Kate Schutz

$100

Stott Family

You are on absolute rock star Samuel! We are all so proud of you (half of this money was donated by Harry)

$31.32

Keeley, Lani And Quinn

Awesome Sam 💛

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