With a $500 target, Year 12 Student Hannah McPhail smashed it by more than double. Raising $1,288 for Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project, Rock the Chop.
The Mt Maria College Petrie student symbolically had her hair cut off in front of the whole school, marking the achievement. Further to the money being raised, McPhail hopes her hair will be used to make a wig that can help a cancer patient that has lost their own hair be “more confident in themselves”.
“I’m cutting my hair for cancer for the Ponytail Project,” Hannah McPhail said in the video above.
“It raises awareness and helps people, young people, young cancer, help get their confidence back with wigs, so hopefully with my hair, it will be great to see a person with my hair on their head.”
In attendance at the event, Mt Maria College Petrie Principal, Wayne Chapman said: “…one of our wonderful Year 12 students, Hannah McPhail, who’s doing an amazing thing…
“… good on you, Hannah, it looks fantastic (her new hairstyle).”
In conclusion, McPhail thanked everyone who had supported her, many from the wider community beyond the school itself.