Anthony's Big Chop

It's finally time for harvest and I need your help!

What started as laziness changed when I discovered that I could 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 it all off (wife says including the beard) on (31 March 2020).

I know just after the worst bushfire season on record is a bad time to ask people to donate money, but if you can spare just a few dollars it could make a real difference to a young person doing it tough.

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. Unfortunately beards aren't useful to children but, 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 taking the time to check out my hair chopping, fund raising campaign to help out 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

It's gone!

Tuesday 24th Mar

Man it's cold!

Big thanks to everyone for their support and also to Purley Hair for careful cutting to harvest as much hair as possible.

Be well :)

I'm going early, while I still can! New date is Monday 23 March.

Sunday 22nd Mar

So with all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 lockdowns and so on at the moment, I have decided to get my hair cut tomorrow while I still can or it might've needed to be postponed for some time.

I'll leave this page open for a week or two if any one would still like to donate but I know it is very uncertain times for a lot of people right now.

Thank you very much for thos ewho have donated and all of the support everyone has shown.

Take care and be well.

I've passed my goal!

Wednesday 11th Mar

Well this is exciting! I have passed my inital goal to raise $1000. 

A huge thanks to everyone who has donated so far. There is still just under 3 weeks until it all comes off, so plenty of time to donate if you'd like to. :)

I'm just a 46 year old guy who is lucky enough to have a full head (of relatively grey free) hair!

Thursday 5th Mar

I must admit, it started with laziness and a hatred of getting my hair cut, but then I discovered that my hair might be of use to an awesome young person who has lost their own.

It seemed to me that the most likely candidates for hair donation were women but they were also the most likely to bleach or dye their hair (which seems to be less desirable for wigs) and so I thought that this is something that I should persist with. I just hope it isn't too grey!

The only problem is my wife is going to make me shave the beard too! Oh well, I've gotten away with it for a few years! :P

Wigs from human hair are expensive to make, so if you can, please chuck in a few dollars so that my hair might be worn by an awesome young person.

Thanks :)

Thanks for all the support


Monika Dieker

I had no idea you were growing your hair for charity lol. Good stuff


John & Hilary Pearson

Congratulations on giving to others and being so thoughtful.


Anthony Pearson



You now look 15 years younger. Great effort. You should now consider keeping it short. :-)


Dom Keating

Great cause and very brave! well done


The Pc Family

Hair goes nothing! At a loss 'fro words, but simply had toupee you for your shave efforts. Go Ant!


Lorraine & Theo

Been waiting for this!


Greg Dalinkiewicz

Just like your baby photos!


Jaron Fisher


Sean Howard


Work That Body Pt


Heather Bertrand

What a great idea!



Good stuff, guy


Scott Shallies




Jacqui Hayes

A great cause! Good on u Ant!


Purley Hair

It was a pleasure to be able to do the big chop.


Jason Roberts


Jay Edwards

Go Ant go Ant !!!


Karen And Michael Brayne

Great fundraiser Ant. 😊


Hilary Pearson

Good Luck with your goal.


John Clynes

Great cause and can’t wait to see the after photos!


Richard Morris

We won't recognise you anymore, Dave Grohl... I mean Anthony!!


Nikki Vosper


Laurens Van Rijn