Rallying behind the beautiful Cooper family and our Renee

$57,080 donated
Given by 544 generous donors in 7 weeks

Support the Cooper family as Renee battles with cancer


This week Renee was diagnosed with cancer. As a mother of three beautiful boys this is the worst news a mother could receive while her kids are so very young, aged 11, 7 and 5. Many of us know the Coopers and what they do and give for our local community.

Renee and Nick are partway through their home renovations. We would love to take away the stress and burden of this work and help complete their home the way Renee dreamed it would be. Renee wants to create a beautiful home for her family to enjoy for years to come.

With your help we can ensure that Renee and Nick’s dreams are fulfilled meaning they can spend time together as a family, making lasting memories and in the comfort of a beautiful finished home.

We would also like to acknowledge a lot of you that are helping in other non financial ways by giving your time to help and prayers, it's mind blowing how many offers of help are coming in so, thank you very much. Our gratitude goes beyond words.

Ntombi Mupariwa's involvement (page creator)

We are friends of Nick and Renee’s. Through this cause, together with the Cooper family, local community, all friends and the rugby community at large, we are helping them navigate this awful news and doing our part to make their lives a little easier.

Use of funds

Money will be used to complete Renee and Nick’s home renovations which they are partway through. Any remaining money will be used to support the family while Nick is off work caring for Renee.

Read more

Latest update

Renee’s Service  14 September 2021

Posted by: Ntombi Mupariwa

Hi all,

The last few weeks have been a busy time for the family waiting to get to lower restrictions so that we can farewell lovely Nay.

Nay’s body is home and her service will be held tomorrow Wednesday 15th of September at 11:00 am (NZT). As you may be aware we are in Delta Lev 2 Covid restrictions and have strict limitations to numbers of attendees for funeral gatherings.

Please find the link below and the family is inviting you to join in and watch online if you can and would like to farewell Renee with us ❤️


We’d like to continue to thank you for your generous support and our page will close at the end of this month, feel free to share it with anyone who needs it.

Kind regards

Read 3 more updates  |  Share this update

Read more

Latest donations

Elisha on 15 Sep 2021
So much love to this beautiful family I wish I could do more renee u beautiful beautiful sole never cryed so much watching your send off xxx nick and boys u relly have a massive village support and if u need we r all hear.. love elisha and boys
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 15 Sep 2021
Rebecca on 15 Sep 2021
Cooper Family - I’m so very sorry for your loss. Renee was such a beautiful person, not a bad bone in her body (maybe a cheeky one or two). The last time I saw Renee was early 2016 when she was still pregnant. It was right before I took off for Canada (where I still am today). Never thought it would be the last time I’d get to see my dear friend. In our catch-ups she just loved to talk about her boys, their sporting achievements but also their kindness (which was Renee’s greatest trait). Thinking of you all during this incredibly difficult time. Much love, Rebecca.
David on 10 Sep 2021
Nick and family, there are no words ... I am so terribly sorry for you're loss. You've constantly been in my thoughts. Dave Ryder
Joanne on 09 Sep 2021
Hello Cooper Family My thoughts are with you during this very sad time. Look after yourselves and take care From Jo Richardson

Who's involved?

Ntombi Mupariwa's avatar
Created by Ntombi Mupariwa
Nick Cooper's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Nick Cooper on behalf of The Cooper family
Page Moderated
The page has been checked by our team to make sure it complies with our terms and conditions.


You can start a fundraiser to have your own page that raises money directly for the beneficiary.

Want to get in touch with Ntombi Mupariwa?

7 questions have been asked already. Check them out and ask yours here.

Want to display a QR code that links to this page?

Grab a QR Code

Any concerns?

Report this page
This page was created on 5 Aug 2021 and closes on 30 Sep 2021.