Making a Difference (MAD) for Social Justice
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.