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Trev Ponting needs our help making life count.

Cause page created in the Health category by Niels Ijpelaar for Trevor Ponting

$27,164 donated

Given by 248 generous donors in 4 weeks


Making life a little easier for Trevor, Aiko and their 2 kids while Trevor recovers from Major Brain surgery.

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Always full of beans, always helping others and making the most of every opportunity he can, Trev is now battling the biggest challenge of his life and needs our help.

A few days ago Trev had major brain surgery to remove 3 cancerous tumours.

All of this has happened in a very short time and is taking its toll on Trev, his partner Aiko and their beautiful kids Mia and Toa.

From the short phone call I had with Trev, surgery went well and the surgeon is positive that they managed to remove all growth but will need to wait for another scan for final results and now Trev will have a very long recovery process.

This is where we come in. Trev and his family need our help. Currently Trev is in Sapporo Hospital, a couple hours drive form Niseko, Japan where they live, Aiko and the kids are travelling a lot and staying in hospital accommodation when they can.

After surgery Trevor must go through the healing process before starting radiation therapy.

With a long road of recovery ahead, times will be tough. They now want to come back to New Zealand to be with family and friends as soon as Trev is comfortable enough and able to fly.

Trev is normally the last person to ask for help but we are asking for your kindness and generosity to help Trev and his family fight the biggest battle of his life.

Niels Ijpelaar's involvement (page creator)

I'm a very close friend, brother from another mother kinda friend for over 20 years. Trevor has just had Brain surgery and needs some financial help.

Use of funds

The funds raised will help Trevors recovery, alternative medication, living costs for the family and help pay for travel back to NZ to be with family and friends.

Latest update

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Visitors.   24 February 2020

Posted by: Niels Ijpelaar

Trev with Will J.

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Latest donations

  • Sam Deavoll

    Sam Deavoll 14 hours ago


    All the best, heal well!


  • Gina

    Gina 3 days ago


    I hope you have a very speedy recovery Trevor and that you get home to NZ soon.


  • Willie b

    Willie b on 20 Feb 2020


    Much love From my family and I Kia Kaha legend


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 19 Feb 2020



  • Regan

    Regan on 18 Feb 2020


    Bless up Trev, Power to you brother, the world needs more people like you. Your in our thoughts, love Regan and Nikita xoxoxo


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Niels Ijpelaar's avatar
Created by Niels Ijpelaar
Trevor and Aiko Ponting's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Trevor and Aiko Ponting

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This page was created on 30 Jan 2020 and closes on 29 Jul 2020.
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