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Almost $500,000 has been raised by the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School community for Queenslanders affected by cancer through an entirely student-led initiative – the Ponytail Project. In 2019, Cancer Council Queensland adopted the students’ campaign idea, encouraging schools across the state to involve their students in the cause

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When Bishop Cam Venables had a skin cancer removed from his cheek in late July and subsequently shared about his experience online, the unexpected flow-on effects for other local Anglicans were significant – hear what Bishop Cam and others in our community have to say

St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Year 12 twins Ruby and Olivia Howard cut their hair as part of the 2020 Ponytail Project fundrasing campaign. The campaign, which was initiated by the school in 2015, was adopted by Cancer Council Queensland in 2019 who now encourage schools across the state to join the project
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St Margaret’s students raise more than $82,000 for Queenslanders affected by cancer

Over 70 students and five teachers at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School participated in the Ponytail Project recently, raising more than $82,000 for Queenslanders affected by cancer and donating their ponytails for wigs for people who have lost their hair while undergoing treatment