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Woman will cut off her pony tail to make a difference

Yael Maree is collecting pony tail hair.
Yael Maree is collecting pony tail hair. John Gass

A WOMAN who wants to make a difference will cut off her pony tail on her 34th birthday and aims to collect 349 more before her 35th birthday next year.

Bilambil Heights mum Yael Maree said she always tried to do something interesting on her birthdays and this year she chose to participate in the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign.

The campaign encourages women and men to grow, cut and then donate 20cm of their hair to be made into real-hair wigs, which are then donated to women who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Mrs Maree, whose birthday is November 23, said she was getting behind the cause because she wanted to give a gift to other women.

"I've got two amazing kids, a wonderful husband and I am healthy," she said.

"It's something I can offer to others who need it more than me."

The mum of two said she often wore her hair in a bun and never really let it out.

"I've had long hair for a long time and not many people realise how long it actually is," she said.

"I have no idea how long it is but it doesn't bother me to chop it off because I don't appreciate and I think others would."

She said cancer took away "hope and a lot of other things" from victims so she wanted to give at least 350 people hope.

She turns 34 next month and is already campaigning online for people to chop their locks.

If you want to help Mrs Maree reach her 350 pony tail goal visit facebook.com/pages/My-Hair-Raising-Challenge/ 547859848620891?ref=hl.



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