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Waihi Rugby Club - Supporting Brad & Claire

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Waihi Athletic Rugby & Sports Club for Brad Nightingale

$27,607 donated

Given by 273 generous donors in 13 weeks


Brad & Claire are both fantastic club people who would do anything for anyone. Now is our turn to support them as they fight bowel cancer.

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Brad & Claire have been part of our rugby club for a long time. Both of them are more than willing to help anyone. Now its our turn to support them as together they fight bowel Cancer.

While they were enjoying life and planning for their wedding both of them were blindsided in April by the news that the previously healthy Claire (32) has bowel cancer.

On the 10/4/19 Claire underwent her first operation which removed 25cm of bowel infected with a large cancer tumor and a further 16 nodes which also contained cancer.

Due to further complications, Claire was readmitted to hospital where a scan has revealed that the cancer has spread to the peritoneum lining and is growing rapidly.

The Chemo process has been fast tracked and will help with Claire's treatment as well as a cocktail of other drugs including Cetuximab which is unfortunately unfunded. Claire's long term prognosis with the treatment is currently 2 years.

While the situation is currently very fluid, the costs are already starting to mount with treatment alone estimated to be $50-70,000 a figure that doesn't take into account any of the incidentals costs.

Our aim is to support both of these amazing club people who are going through an incredibly tough time in any way possible. Every little donation counts.

Waihi Athletic Rugby & Sports Club's involvement (page creator)

Brad is a member of the Waihi Club, he and his partner Claire are going through a tough time as she has been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer. They are both fantastic club people and as a community we wish to help them

Use of funds

Money will be used to assist Brad & Claire with their medical treatments for unfunded drugs including Cetuximab that are required to save Claire's life and all the incidentals the occur when dealing with cancer.

Latest update

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Waihi Rugby Gala Night  29 May 2019

Posted by: Waihi Athletic Rugby & Sports Club

Thank you for all your support so far. The Waihi Rugby gala night is all set to go on the 15th June.

A Night of hilarity for a great cause. Join host James McOnie (Crowd Goes Wild) and a panel of sporting celebrities for a night of laughs, stories and banter.

-Live Music

-Auction with amazing prizes


-Drinks Specials

Tickets Availible -

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Latest donations

  • Swear jar

    Swear jar on 14 Jul 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 12 Jul 2019



  • Dave Horn

    Dave Horn on 03 Jul 2019


    Blessings to You Claire and Brad...


  • Jade and Tom Young

    Jade and Tom Young on 28 Jun 2019


    Congratulations on your wedding guys! Thinking of you both and sending lots of love. Jade, Tom and Isabella


  • Joanna Hart

    Joanna Hart on 26 Jun 2019



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