St Mary’s students go to Beautiful Lengths by chopping off pony tails

St Mary's head girl Ashleigh Glover and school prefect, Ellena Chitty.
St Mary's head girl Ashleigh Glover and school prefect, Ellena Chitty.

KARRINYUP students are chopping off their long locks to raise over $14,500 for cancer research.

Thirty-eight girls chopped off their pony tails for the Beautiful Lengths program, a program that makes wigs for women and children suffering from diseases that result in hair loss.

Students also did their part to beat blood cancer by taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave Pony Tail Chop.

St Mary’s head girl Ashleigh Glover said her and school prefect Ellena Chitty organised the event because they wanted to make a difference.

“We were trying to think of ways that we could give back to the community in a more personal manner, and the idea of the pony tail chop came up,” she said.

“What made the concept of this fundraiser even better, was the fact that it allowed us not only to donate our hair to the Beautiful Lengths program, but simultaneously raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation through the World’s Greatest Shave.”

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