Ofa cuts off his dreads to raise money for Starship Children's Hospital

$3,833 donated
Given by 35 generous donors in 22 days

Ofa Tu’ungafasi, loose-head prop for the Blues, is shaving off his recognisable dreads to raise money for Starship!


Ofa Tu’ungafasi is not only a powerful prop for the Blues but is also a dad who wants to support our national children’s hospital, Starship.

Ofa has had his dreads throughout his professional rugby career and has decided to shave them all off to help raise money for Starship.

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Starship Foundation's involvement (page creator)

Starship is New Zealand’s national children’s hospital. There are nearly 120,000 patient visits to Starship Children’s Health every year by children from all over New Zealand.

The Starship Foundation is a social-profit organisation that raises funds so Starship Children’s Health can better care for these young patients.

The Starship Foundation’s vision is to create meaningful and magical opportunities that enrich the health of every young New Zealander.

Donations are extra to Government funding and provide for initiatives such as Starship’s National Air Ambulance Service which brings children from all over New Zealand to Starship for life-saving care, as well as refurbishing older wards, new technology and medical equipment, vital research, boosted family support, staff training and community outreach projects to keep children out of hospital.

Starship Foundation exists through the generosity of the New Zealand public and leading organisations that lovingly donate money and/or time to assist Starship to remain at the forefront of paediatric care.

About us

The Starship Foundation relies on the generosity of its donors to help them fund items from the hospital. From the the smallest comfort items for patients, through to lifesaving equipment, and community support services to prevent children becoming ill.

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Latest donations

Elvira on 06 May 2015
Well done for doing this, Ofa. I am very proud of you. :)
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 04 May 2015
anita on 02 May 2015
David Jones
David Jones on 01 May 2015
Fantastic sacrifice! Happy to support.
DruZiQ on 01 May 2015
good man ofa

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This campaign started on 16 Apr 2015 and ended on 8 May 2015.