Cut­ting for char­ity

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege stu­dents have cut their locks to raise money for the Pony­tail Project.

SIX­TEEN Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege stu­dents lopped off their hair in a fundraiser for chil­dren liv­ing with can­cer.

The Pony­tail Project event on Au­gust 28 gave the group Year 11 and 12 stu­dents and two teach­ers the choice to shave their heads to raise money or chop off their long hair to be turned into a wig.

Year 11 stu­dent Kirstie Crom­melin said she gave 35.5cm of hair for the cause.

“I signed up af­ter be­ing in­formed that a third of peo­ple will know of some­one with or be di­ag­nosed with can­cer and I wanted to raise aware­ness,” she said.

“I wanted to set an ex­am­ple that we can all do our part to sup­port those with can­cer; it’s the least I could do with my hair be­ing long enough to do­nate.

“I am lucky enough to be able to make a dif­fer­ence in a child’s life with my peers at school. It’s re­ward­ing know­ing that we are making a dif­fer­ence and I hope that it will con­tinue on in the fu­ture to raise as much money for the fam­i­lies be­ing coura­geous.”

With a bake sale, sausage siz­zle and scrunchie sales also held on the day, more than $3100 was raised for Va­ri­ety.

Visit hair­with­heart.ev­ery­day­­manuel-catholic-col­lege­fundrais­ing to do­nate.

Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege’s Kirstie Crom­melin loses her pony­tail for the Pony­tail Project.

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