Donate Ponytail to Instil Hope

By Hiranya Sirimanna

I have done the deed. Did you hear a noise? - Macbeth

Yes, It happened today (on 11th Feb) . Hair got measured in to mini ponytails, carefully cut, to be put in to a zipper bag. They will be sent off to Sustainable Salons where they get sorted by length, colour and hair type, all by hand before being sent to Wig makers. 

I am touched by the generosity and the kind words I have received from my  family, friends, and colleagues. My employer will match the final sum collected by staff, doubling the staff contribution, thus making these deeds more rewarding.

If you wish to support me, please do so by 20th March 2021.  


I’m fundraising for Cancer Council Victoria to help stop cancer.


Almost two decades ago, seeing and living through the reality of my father being diagnosed with Cancer, witnessing his fight and finally him losing was utterly devastating. However, I believe, it left me with the ability to empathise with everyone going through similar experiences and a strong urge to help.

In mid-2018, I donated 18 inches of untreated hair to a cause, to a trust that makes wigs for cancer patients, from real hair. That time has come again. I was driven by the thought of being able to donate something that was an essential ornament, something that I would even wear with pride, to uplift someone's spirit, and also expand the awareness.

By supporting me, you're funding life-saving cancer treatments and research; you're also helping enhance awareness, and instil hope.

The pictures are from the first donation. Thank you in advance for your compassion and your generosity.

My Achievements

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Thank you to my Supporters

$73.08

Judith Braniska

All the best Hiranya, you're awesome to do this for such a worthy cause.

$52.20

Leigh Harris

$52.20

Ahmed Aboshaishaa

$25

R Williams

$52.20

Geetha Perera

Proud of you girl. Thank you for giving us a chance to participate.

$52.20

Sasanka Dharmasena

Great Cause. all the best!

$2.22k

Pronto Software Limited

Well done Hiranya for doing something so positive

$52.20

Anonymous

Well done!

$20.88

Pradeep Kulasinghe

$30

Meagan Gaylor

$52.20

Asha Ayyappan

Such a lovely gesture :)

$410

Shane

Hi Hiranya, thankyou for your efforts in helping people with cancer. Its great that we have people like you helping others.

$26.10

Anonymous

Hi Hiranya, Really happy to see that you are helping something that matters to the ones close to both of us... :)

$52.20

Nadeera

Nice work Akki!

$52.20

Erandika

Great work girl. 👍

$31.32

Minoshi Fernando

$52.20

Virantha

$26.10

Subash

Great work!!!

$52.20

Steve Hillyard

Good on you!

$25

Subhani Vithanage

All the Best! Hira

$240

Chad Gates

Well done Hiranya, cancer touches so many and what you're doing is very personal and will make a real difference to another.

$31.32

Chamila Bandara

Two thumbs up!

$52.20

Lynn Docchar

You know it'll grow back and you can do it all again. The gift that keeps on giving....

$100

Gary Semple

Well Done Hiranya. Great Cause.

$100

Christopher Hughes

$52.20

Paul Jackson

Don't forget your brown pants......

$30

Rangana Rupasinghe

What a compassionate and courageous thing to do!May you be richly blessed for your kindness Hiranya!

$100

Greig Taylor

Thank you Hiranya. This is an excellent idea and I'm sure your hair will be well used by someone!

$26.10

Geethma Hewage

Great effort Hiranya! All the best!

$52.20

Pete Moreny

great cause, well done on exceeding your target!

$10

Anonymous

Great cause! You got my support!

$500

Barry Sheppard

Well done Hiranya, and a very touching tribute to your father.

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Anonymous

$50

Gayan

Great deed Hiranya!

$50

Oshadha

$50

Anonymous

$100

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