the squad

Ponytail Project QLD

I'm fundraising for... my best friend Rianna

Hey guys, Tiarne here! My best friend Rianna was diagnosed with brain cancer last year, and she recently went through intense radiation & chemo. Watching her go through all this was tough, but I'm so happy to say she is now cancer free!  

I wanted to come up with a way to show my support, so in October, my friends and I are all cutting our ponytails to donate for wigs. I decided to create this team for the Cancer Council's Ponytail Project because cancer affects us all,  and it's time we all stood together to do something about it. 

I want to show my support to Rianna & all other cancer patients. Please sponsor me or my team, & donate any amount of money you can to help cancer research and support those affected. 

Anything helps & is greatly appreciated :)

- Tiarne van Gennip

Thank you for your support!

Wow,  I can't believe how much money we've raised & I'm so grateful for everyone's generous donations. When I first started this fundraiser,  I didn't realise how supportive everyone would be! You're truly making a difference and  I appreciate everyone's support. (Above is a photo of Rianna and I!)

- Tiarne :)

We're fundraising for...

Research

Thank you to our Sponsors

$313

Anonymous

Well done - what great support!

$261

Creative Academy Of Performing Arts

What a beautiful gesture 💕

$223

Mom & Dad

We are really proud of you raising funds and awareness for cancer, and in support of your friend. What an incredibly selfless gift to be donating 25cm of your gorgeous hair in order to bless someone less fortunate ❤️

$220

Talisha Atkinson

Stay strong 💕 beautiful girl

$214

Mansfield State High School Donations

$209

Janice French

I’m proud of you Tiana. Love you Nanna

$209

Grandma & Grandad.

Great work Tiana. You’re a gold watch!

$209

Anonymous

$200

Michael Van Gennip

$120

Rod Wookey

Keep up the great work.

$115

Rod Wookey

$104

Narelle Richards

What a wonderful way to demonstrate friendship while making a difference. Much love to all of you.

$104

Rodney Evans

From the Evans family. Best wishes stay strong.

$104

Christine Rice

Thank you Tiarne for what you are doing for Rhianna and for cancer research. You are an amazing friend to an amazing girl. ❤️

$104

Liz Celegato

Hi Tiarne. My family and I are good family friends of the Druery's and we are so happy to donate to this wonderful cause for Rianna. It is such a wonderful thing that you and your friends are doing. Well done!

$104

Stroud Family

Can’t wait to see the cute cut! Best wishes for your friend.

$104

Ryan Van Gennip

Love ya T

$104

Annette Hardwick

Best wishes ❤️

$104

Fiona Vicig

What a beautiful friend you are!

$104

Keaton

Such an awesome cause beautiful, keep up the good work x

$104

Caleb Henleu

$104

Tadhg O'loingsigh

Good on you Jayden for doing this. Keep sharing info on Rhi's progress but also check in for a chat now and then if things get a bit heavy for you. The supporters need support too.

$104

Madeline Wust

What a wonderful gesture! You have all my support. :)

$104

Mummabear French

What a beautiful gift from her amazing friends.xxx

$104

Jocelyn's Mum & Dad

Very proud of you Miss

$104

Celltec Air Conditioning

Hope you make it Keaton

$104

Mischa

$104

Anonymous

$104

Julia Fifoot

Good on you Tiana, what a beautiful friend you are.

$104

Stephen Henley

Good work, doing something important for your friend and for all the community.

$104

Woodrow Monkeys

Great work TT. Love heaps.

$104

Phil Druery

Well how could I not! Well done girls (and guys??) AWESOME !

$104

Jo Scotter

What a great friend to have you are!

$104

Jacqueline Evans-figueroa

Wonderful world changing students - best wishes to you Rianna 💗

$104

Brandon Johnston

❤️

$104

One Taekwondo

$104

Kylie Agnew

<3

$104

Kym Andrews

All the best xx

$104

Ezana Dzafic

$100

Kate Kotzur

Great job Chloe!

$85

Casben Thornton

$84

Anonymous

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” (Dr. Seuss) Well done Tiarne & team

$68

Kiarra Sheppard

$67

Sita Walker

Proud of you girls. Looking forward to seeing a bald Keaton. Love, Ms Walker and Layla xx

$63

Carina Henley

$63

Ruan Alberts

$61

Rod Wookey

Somerset Villas choccy box :-)

$60

Derek And Val Ryan

Well done, Mercedes!! Love Nan and Pop

$55

Ron Van Gennip

$55

Ashley Dutt

It's a great cause you're working towards, Keaton.

$52

Anonymous

$52

Lyn Hoddinott

❤️

$52

Naralie Higgins

What a wonderful project Tiarne! Wishing Rianna all my love and support xxx ❤️

$52

Sophie, Christina, Elen & Ben French

Well done on the fundraising Campaign!

$52

Ann Henley

$52

Carmelina Quinton

Beautiful gesture Tiarne. Best of luck to Rianna

$52

Andrew Donnelly

$52

Jackir Schougaard

$52

Ben Sciacca

Great idea Jayden! I'll pass it around my friend/family circles for you as well.

$52

Chloe Johnston

$52

Anonymous

$52

Meg And Robert Patterson

Well done Jayden 🍂 love and prayers to your friend Rianna 🍃 proud of you 🍃 Grandma and Grandad 🍃

$52

Susi Kunow

Tiarne, you are amazing like your mum! Best of luck to Rianna! Sending strength, love and light!!

$52

Naina

$52

Shivani Sharma

so proud of all you!! 💓

$52

Penny Bairstow

$52

Jackie Holyoake

Beautiful thing for you and your friends to do Tiana! Sending positive vibes to you all going through this xxx love The Holyoake’s

$52

Narelle Kerma

Great cause Keaton. All the best 😀

$52

Dianne Hannam

Congratulations Mercedes to you and your friends, what a wonderful thing to do. God bless you!

$52

Anita Balint

Very proud of you Keaton. Xx

$52

Katie And Sam

Proud of you Mercedes ❤️

$52

Erin, Finnbar, Greer, & Conor Fitzgibbon

Good on you T. We love you!

$52

Karen Quinton

This is an awesome thing you and your team are doing for your friend Rianna, wishing her all the best. So proud of you T :) xox

$52

Andrew Dyet

$52

Anne Mceniery

$52

Yulia Sitompul

What a beautiful friendship you have Tiarne and sending best treatment and strength to Riana

$52

Tammy Vallis

$52

Rod Wookey

Good luck with your efforts. Great cause.

$52

Lisa Luck

Keaton , it’s fantastic that you are involved in such a great cause. Well done! Mum & Dad . Xx

$52

Rylee Thompson

Such an awesome way to help so may people.❤️

$52

Kj Ward

$52

Christina

I love what you're doing and hope this helps!!! 💕

$52

Tara Kuhn

You and your friends are such wonderful, kind, beautiful, young women. Your support of your friend and action you are taking is so heartwarming =) Thank you for being you!

$52

Sarah Higginbotham

Proud of you gorgeous girl!! so much love xox

$52

Aliyah Avio

All the best in reaching your goal

$52

Vicki Sciacca

Well done Jayden!!! And much love and strength to Rianna xx

$52

Robinson Family

Go, team!

$52

Anonymous

$52

Carol Mackonochie

Hi, Wonderful idea - brilliant, hope not too long before we see you all

$50

Mel Caruana

Go girl, proud of you ❤️ Much love xx

$50

Ashley Dutt

$50

Anonymous

$50

Aunty Shirene & Uncle Pat

So proud of you dear Mercedes and great news about Rianna! Well done you gorgeous girls 😍😍

$50

Nicole Buckley

Dear Tiana, This is a wonderful initiative and for an amazingly good cause. What a beautiful young lady you are and I am very happy to support you with this x

$50

Anonymous

$50

Anita & Adrian Crank

Well done Mercedes! Love and hugs to you and your friend xoxox

$50

Anonymous

$50

Georgia Massey

❤️❤️❤️

$50

Terry Shand

Wish you all the best! x

$50

Katya W

$42

Linda Hammill

Defo want you to reach your goal in support of your friend- but added bonus I want to see you post FULL BODY WAX! You know it includes back sack & crack- I don't want to see that though 😂😂😂

$40

Anonymous

$37

Nada Dawood

You girls are amazing! Rianna is so lucky to have you girls as her friends x

$33

Mikayla Cross

$31

Shakira

Such a worthy cause Chloe!!! So proud of you ❤️

$31

Anonymous

$31

Mikayla Cross

$31

Jayden Liu-batista

Great cause. All the best :)

$31

Vicki Denison

Great cause Keaton. Well done!

$31

Rod Wookey

From Somerset Villas staff chocolate box.

$31

Christina Hood

Good luck Keaton, hope this helps. Can't wait to see your shaved head haha

$31

Jackson Gray

I’m praying for your friend

$31

Peta Hood

Go gettem 🐯, you're doing a great job.

$30

Kiarra Sheppard

$30

Jenny Phie

You're doing an amazing thing Mercedes! Very proud of you.

$30

Ker Qing Ngu

$26

Lachlan Hackett

$26

Lisa Bartley Murphy

BIG LOVE RIANNA!!! XOXO

$26

Denise Krklec

Pictures please!

$26

Megan Goodchap

❤️❤️❤️ always thinking of you Ri ❤️❤️❤️ And what amazing friends you have. Xox

$26

Anonymous

$26

Sarah Fryer

You are all amazing 😘

$26

Lucia

$26

Liza Green

What a great cause. Well done to all involved. Rianna all the very best to you. So pleased you have had great results. From the Green Family

$26

Janelle Knoetze

$26

Jayden Upton

$26

Anonymous

$26

Lilly Lindsell Stoker

$26

Anonymous

$26

Tarini C

💛💛

$26

Micah Templeton

$26

Katrina Truong

$26

Kimberly Fukushige

Good on you Mercedes!

$26

Vicki Shaw

Good on you Tiana!

$26

Cathy Cleary

What a great initiative Tiarne. What a lovely friend to Rianna! Chris, Cathy, Isaac and Adam

$26

Kathrine Cooper

All the best - a great effort for a great cause!

$26

Jocelyn

i love you all so much, such a lovely cause

$26

Heidi Becker

$26

Jacky Cao

$26

Aparnaa Kambil

Good luck! I’m sure you’ll look stunning with the fresh haircut 🥳

$26

Shannon L Lauwrens

$26

Thwaite

I’m so proud to know such a wonderful young lady you are a wonderful friend and amazing young lady Well done ❤️

$26

Michael Barry

A very commendable act, I hope you meet your target.

$26

Liv Burns

I’m so incredibly proud of all of you ❤️❤️

$26

Inge Dekker

$26

Anonymous

$26

Alessio Di Bartolo

$26

Anonymous

$25

Ashley White

You are amazing x

$25

Liz Ladd

Wishing you all the best with your fundraising!

$25

Anneka Lloud

$25

Eric Yang

$25

Sally + James

Great cause Tiarne x

$25

O’leary Industries

What a great friend!! Your a beautiful human being Tirane!!

$25

Anonymous

$25

Patrick Ryan

Good job Mercedes. Love Patrick and Shirene

$25

Karen Mckinnon

$21

Pender

$21

Kiarra Sheppard

$21

Anita Cox

It’s a wonderful show of support from you. Well done.

$21

Anonymous

$21

May & Reg Stevens

Love and Best Wishes Mercedes, With Love May and Reg.

$21

Nicola Douglas

Beautiful 💓 proud of you and love to Rianna x

$21

Sophie Burton

$21

Isabelle Le Bouder

All the best to your friend Rianna. All of you take care of yourselves

$20

Tracie Belling

Such an amazing thing you're all doing for Rianna and the Druerys, such a beautiful girl and family.

$20

Nikki Whitney

This is such a beautiful thing for you to do T, you're an amazing friend for doing this!

$20

Ella Van Gennip

Hope this helps :) ❤️

$20

Grandma Donnelly

$20

Alan Kucurs

Well done, Chloe! With love from Tamzin and family

$16

Morgan

this is such a beautiful gesture and i hope that you exceed your goal xx

$16

Ainslea Pratt

Such a beautiful thing you’re doing Chloe 🥰🥰

$16

Abs Peters

$16

Shanissa Janamian

This is such an amazing thing that you and your friends are doing Chloe! Best of luck with everything 💗

$15

Anonymous

$15

Chelsea Gan

Awesome work Chloe!!!

$15

Hiruni

You guys are amazing! Sorry it's not much, just wanted to show you guys my support. So so so proud of all of you!

$14

Anonymous

$14

Tom Dunn

Onya Keats, worthy cause!

$10

Ashley Dutt

I really hope you get the funds you need, and I hope Rianna gets better.

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Tiarne Van Gennip

$10

Anonymous

$10

Jocelyn Henley

$10

Mikayla Mitchell

Good job Keaton!!

$10

Hayley Matthews

$10

Anonymous

it’s a beautiful thing you’re doing and I’m glad it’s going so well. You have all my support ❤️

$10

Erin Power

Keep up the great work, proud of you all! X

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Michelle Kelly

$10

Praathna Nair

you’re amazing! love you xx

$10

Lisa Henderson

You go girl!!! I love that you're helping raise money for a great cause!!!!

$10

Demi Gogova

$10

Chelsea Shannon

what you're doing is amazing.. such a beautiful cause!! xoxo

$10

Avani Joshi

$10

Alaina Creamer

💓💓

$10

Alana Kane

$10

Annabelle.m

$10

Anonymous

$10

Sapphire Tsiamks

Amazing job Chole!! ❤️❤️

$10

Gregory Heffernan

Great work guys!

$10

Sean O'brien

Stay strong, Rianna! We're all rooting for you.

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Emily Hughes

$10

Anonymous

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Debbie - Ccu

$10

Lynda Robertson

Very brave and supportive of your beautiful friend. X

$10

Anonymous

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$10

Nina Pereira

$10

Kiarra Sheppard

$7

Ashley Dutt

$6

Anonymous

$5

Regina Tyson

Good luck Jocelyn!

$4

Andre Y

Good job very cool

$2

Anonymous

$2

Anonymous

$2

Ashley Dutt

$2

Jacinta Bartlett

Have my last $2 💕

$1

Kiarra Sheppard

Hello! This is all the money I have in my bank account right now. I'm getting paid soon tho, so expect more money!

$1

Anonymous

Awesome cause!!