Lose the Locks

By Matthew Rodgers

Help me support seriously ill children and their families!

I'm going to cut my hair to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney. 

Ronald McDonald House has supported the family of my school friends while their little brother receives treatment at Westmead. I want to help Ronald McDonald house so that they can keep helping families like my friends.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Greater Western Sydney is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head to rest at night. RMHC believe that when a child is hospitalised, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

I want to help keep families together, at a time when they need each other most. On average, it costs Ronald McDonald House Charities GWS $160 to support a family for one night, so please give generously. 

Thank you for helping me make a difference for sick kids.

My Updates

Thank you Everyone! I did it!

Monday 1st Nov
Thank you so much. I can't believe I have raised so much money for Ronald McDonald House. You are all amazing.

Here is my new hair cut. I hope you like it.

There are some people who told Mum and Dad they want to donate to Ronald McDonald House. You still can if you want to.

Tomorrow the mop goes, so mum gave it one last job!

Saturday 30th Oct
Mum and I had one last funny idea for my hair before it gets cut off tomorrow. I hope you like it.

I am really close to raising money for 10 nights. I hope some more people can help me do this to help families like my friends who needed to use Ronald McDonald House.

Can you help me see?

Monday 25th Oct
Everyone who has donated is amazing! You have passed my goal again. I wonder if I can make it to $1600 because that would be helping out families for 10 nights. WOW 10 nights!

My first goal was 2 nights. I thought that would be enough for cutting my hair, but I'm so close to 10 nights. How awesome would that be.

It's almost time for my school photos. Which means it's almost time to lose my locks.

Can you help me see again and see the kindness and generosity of people.

Dad almost got me!

Friday 22nd Oct
Dad has been saying he's going to shear my hair off for ages. He almost got me yesterday afternoon. But I managed to escape. He realised it was after 5pm. Phew!

Thank you everyone. I'm getting close to my new goal.

I really don't want to cut my hair. But WOW!

Thursday 21st Oct
I really really don't want to cut my hair! I have been trying to get the longest hair in the house. I just can't beat Mum and Lillian. But Dad say's it is time to get it cut before the school photos next month.

Today I got Mum to braid my hair. I was a little embarrassed to go to school with it, but I did and here it is.

WOW! I am so amazed at how generous everyone is. I've gone past my goal again so I am going to be brave and raise my goal to $1250. I hope I can make it and help out Ronald McDonald House with lots of money. Thank you everyone!

Thank you water fountain hairstyle

Tuesday 19th Oct
Thank you everyone for your donations so far. You've all been so generous this morning I'm going to increase my goal from $360 to $500.

Here is a water fountain.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Selina Cheng

Good work, Matthew! Say hi to your mum for me! <3


Catherine Morgan

You’ve got a big heart Matthew


Killer Looks

Keep going champ Love Amanda & Shane


Mum And Dad

We are so proud of you buddy. We know you really didn't want a hair cut and this is an awesome achievement to raise so much money to help out others. Thank you everyone for being so incredibly generous in supporting Matthew in raising money for Ronald McDonald House.


Josh Coulthurst

Great cause Matthew, well done champ. A cause close to my families heart. Good on you for contributing!


Pengilly Family

Thankyou for being amazing and thinking of others. You have a big heart💗


Heather Partridge

Hey Matthew! I think what you’re doing is amazing and I wanted to help out in whatever way I can. Lots of love, cousin Heather xox


Deb Mina

Grandma is so proud of you beautiful Matthew


Dent Family

Well done Matthew! What an inspiring young man to be thinking of others even when you’re not too sure you’re ready to get rid of the locks yet. I think you look handsome either way and I especially love that braid!


Jenny Vickery

But I like the fountain look!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


The Davis Gang

Well done Matthew, Ronald Macdonald House is a great place, we had some very close friends who spent many many nights there. I hope you like your short hair.


Jess Pagan

Great work Matthew!


Symonds Family

Your doing amazing Matthew, so proud of you


Raegan Lowe

Great work matthew


Purcival Family

Well Done Matthew! We are very proud of you x


Forbes Swampies Junior Afl Club

Well done Matthew. Great cause!


Jennifer Biscan

Very thoughtful of you Matthew. What a fantastic cause you are supporting. I love your hairstyles ! Love Aunty Jen


Peter Cleal

Awesome work Matthew 👍


Collins Crew

Keep going Matthew, a great fundraiser so we’ll done.


Roslyn Rodgers

What a great charity to support. Good job Matthew


Turek Family

What a star!


Karen Rodgers

Great work


The Giannis Family

Great idea Matthew and we love the hairstyles.


Amanda De Hosson


Linda Gannell

Excellent idea Matthew - we’ll done! x


Aunty Margie

Fabulous effort Matthew, great cause!


Samson Tandy

Go Mathew!


Dorothy Hyde

Good job, Matthew Dorothy


John Rodgers

Good work buddy, yes mate…….. nooo


Georgie West

Nice hairstyles Matthew!


Jade Mcgovern


Debbie And Rhonda


Rob Biviano


Aunty Cheryl

Fantastic thought Matthew