Gus' Givealittle for Starship ward 27

$16,898 of $15,000 goal
Given by 194 generous donors in 11 weeks

Gus is a fighter - he never has once moaned about his situation. He wants to do something good for Ward 27 that has become his 2nd home.


Gus my gorgeous 15 year old, was diagnosed with Cancer back in November 2021 (Ewings Sarcoma - 7cm tumour on his spine) We are lucky to live in Auckland and have this amazing facility called Starship a mere 20 minute drive away. We are incredibly grateful for the fantastic care he has had throughout this battle.

Ward 27 A & B, are the Oncology wards, A is the day stay & B is the ward. We have spent far too much time in both.

After Consulting with the Starship Foundation on what is needed in 27 (there is so much!) Firstly they are wanting 2 lazy boy chairs for the adolescent waiting area in the day stay, these are so the teenagers can have infusions in a comfy chair. These chairs are $1700 each. Perhaps we could get enough for another couple of chairs too, for the caregivers - many parents spend long 10-12 hour days sitting in very uncomfortable chairs. The table & chairs in the family kitchen are industrial and unwelcoming, perhaps we could replace those. There is so much needed, to make the journey that tiny bit better for future families - I have just added some photos of some of the furniture that desperately needs replacing.

The Starship Foundation has agreed that all donations made in Gus' name will be used for what we are fundraising for.

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Over 16,000 !!!!!!!!!  24 May 2022

Today, as Gus was having blood transfusion no 11, & I was sitting in one of those rather uncomfy red chairs for over 6 hours, I thought - not for much longer!! I am hoping to take a trip out to the furniture shop that Starship buys from so Gus & I can write a list of what I think should be purchased. Exciting times for Ward 27. Again, we thank everyone who has contributed :) :)

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Pym's of Milford
Pym's of Milford 7 days ago
A little donation that we have collected from our lovely locals to support Gus's fundraiser. Well done Gus......we are all proud of you!
jean on 17 Jun 2022
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 14 Jun 2022
Great initiative Gus - keep up the great work and I hope you have a speedy recovery!
Jo & Family
Jo & Family on 11 Jun 2022
Great difference to make Gus and Fam! X
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Guest Donor on 31 May 2022
Wendy Holgate

Thank you so much for your very generous donation, very kind & much appreciated :)

Wendy Holgate

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