Abbey's Big Chop

I'm chopping my hair and need your help!

I have made the decision to make a difference by cutting and donating my hair to be made into a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to a medical condition.

I'll be chopping off majority of my hair, when cut, it will sit just below my shoulders. I’ve had long hair for as long as I can remember so I’m ready for a change! I’m nervous but super excited! 

Wigs cost families up to $6,000, lasting 1-2 years, meaning families can spend tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of wigs throughout a child’s youth. By making a donation to Variety - the Children's Charity, you can help provide a wig or other vital equipment to a child in need. Thank you for helping kids in need.

My Achievements

Made a self-donation

Received 5 donations

Received 10 donations

Raised 50% of goal

Raised 100% of goal

Raised over $1500

My Updates


Sunday 29th May
‘Your hair is so long and gorgeous, don’t ever cut it!’ - every hairdresser ever!

I have been wanting to donate my hair now ever since I join the Army in 2019. I don’t necessarily have a why but I guess I am doing this is because if I can help someone feel more comfortable in their skin then why wouldn’t I do that. 

I have loved having long hair for my whole life, I want someone else to share that joy as well. I’m excited and nervous all at the same time but I’m so ready for this change 😌

Thanks for all the support


Cindy O'neill

Well done Abbey. Your are a superstar.


Abbey Patzel



Always a great heart ❤ you go girl !




Johnston Express Pty Ltd

Well done Abbey. Be very proud of yourself


Fred Holten


Bek Bowd

ABU .. you know I'm DEVO ... but I'm also soooo proud of you!! XX


Lyndon Hurley

Keep up the great work!


Lauren O'neill


Elaine Kaissis

Abbey,you are a very special person.I did lose my sister 22 years ago to cancer and she did wear a wig.This has really touched my Heart.God Bless you alwaysxxx


Sam Spark




Jordan Prime



A great cause!


Daniel Moss


Cameron Jarvis


Stephen Patzel

Congratulations I am proud of you


Mel Chuck

Proud of you ♥️



Good effort to lose the long locks!


Joshua Lee


Jack Hannaford




Theresa Robertson


Kirsty Gilham

You are *amazing* Abbs! Well done for being brave enough to do this. Your head will certainly feel very light in comparison haha Enjoy your new look amazing human : )



So brave and so proud of you!


Bev And Gary

Wonderful cause Abbey. Good luck xxx


Barbro Holt-crossman

Good on you 😌👏👌


Emma Chuck


Abbey Gray

Love your work!



You’re incred, so excited to see the results of the big chop!!


Liz Drake


Indy Hughes



Theresa Ryan


Ashleigh Johnstone

You're just simply amazing! Proud of you X


Alice K





Rachel Fillmore


Jessica Daw