Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

We're raising funds for people with dementia!

My #twelvedaysofchristmas challenge is an opportunity to raise awareness for people living with dementia and to allow my friends and family the opportunity to financially support charity at Christmas time.

On Boxing Day, I will be having my hair cut/shaved as a symbolic gesture to show that having a haircut is not something to be afraid or scared of, as is the case with some people living with dementia.

My hair has been growing since 2011, when I finished chemo, so it is now quite long - 70cm at it’s longest.

I would really love to be able to raise $100 for every cm that I cut.

My cut hair will be collected and sent to Sustainable Salons and will be used to make real hair wigs for people with alopecia.

Will you help me complete my #twelvedaysofchristmas challenge?

All funds raised will support the work of Dementia Australia to provide vital support services for people living with dementia, their families and carers. These services include counselling, support groups, education and training.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you to our Sponsors


Colin And Sara

Awesome effort Desselie!


Philip Smith

Yay Derrelie!


Marcelle Healy

What a gutsy thing to do. I’m donating $20 per 10cm for the full 70cm!


Belle Ridgeon

Mum you are amazing 😊 I am gonna miss doing your hair in the mornings for work and fancy events❤️


Philip Et Al



Gai Middleton

Love what you are doing ❤ Absolutely fabulous


Jen & Vin Nicita

Way to go Derrelie xx



Short hair is awesome 😍


Rowena Mcintosh

Great job Derrelie!


Michelle Otten

You are wonderful xxx


Glynis Johnston

You are one of kind Derrelie. 💚


Sam D


Russell Murray

Well done Derrelie - from our family


Liza Rice

Enjoy the new you dear friend with shorter hair xo 💕


Emily And Wendy

Go Derrelie , Mary and Charlie - so proud of my family xxx


Richard And Mary Levett



Well done you guys! Gave one of my crotcheted knee rugs to a friends 94 year old relation, just gone into respite. I wouldn't let her pay me for it, but this is the donation instead.




Mareva Christopher


Noelene Pearce

Well done Derrelie





Aditya Rao

Awesome initiative.