14, Sep

Making a Difference (MAD) for Social Justice

Author: SEO


Iona Presentation College (Perth, WA) students chopped off their ponytails so they could be used to make wigs for breast cancer survivors, during their week-long MAD (Making a Difference) for Social Justice campaign held until Tuesday 5 September.

“Someone needed the hair more than we do”‘ said student Hannah Howard (17), who grew her ponytail for 18 months for the fundraiser. 

Students were sponsored when hairdressers at Maurice Meade took between 20cm and 40cm of their locks for Breast Cancer WA, based in Cottesloe.

Other students held a cake stall and raffle, conducted a chase game called Peg Attack and dressed all in pink to raise funds for other organisations during MAD Week.

Some of the money raised will be donated to Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), which is fighting human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific.

“We have chosen ACRATH because of the work done by Lucy Van Kessel, one of the Presentation Sisters associated with the College,” head girl Maddy Smyth (17) said.

Cheque presentation to Lucy Van Kessel, PBVM (left). On right is Congregational Leader, Kathleen Laffan PBVM.




One Response to “Making a Difference (MAD) for Social Justice”

  1. Sr Maureen Watson says:

    Congratulations to all the girls at the College for what you did for others during Social Justice Week, and no doubt do many other things to help others frequently in your lives. A special congratis to those who offered their hair for a wig for those who will need one for a while.. It was a very generous gesture on your behalf as almost every girl has long hair these days – maybe you’ll start a new fashion!
    Well done to all,
    Maureen Watson pbvm (Sydney)

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