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Kayla chop chop for Starship - Cancer Wigs

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Deryn Nield

$2,385 of $1,000 goal

Given by 62 generous donors in 4 weeks


Raising funds for Starship Foundation by cutting off my hair to donate to Freedom Wigs for cancer patients.

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  Auckland Sick Kids Youth Kids 4 Charity

Hi, my name is Kayla, I am thirteen years old and I am really keen to fund raise for Starship Foundation, with the funds to go to Ward 26B. I have a rare syndrome called Auriculo Chondylar Syndrome, my big brother also has this syndrome and we have spent quite a lot of time at Starship, in fact I spent the first six weeks of my life there and had my first operation when I was about 6 hours old to get a tracheotomy.

My fundraiser idea of cutting my hair to get supporters has been endorsed by the awesome team at Starship Foundation.

The doctors & nurses are always really caring and look after all us kids so well that I want to help other families have the same support that me and my family have had.

I am going to be cutting off my hair (around about 45cm) and donating it to Freedom Wigs for cancer patients. This is very special to me as my Nana Meg (who sadly passed away from ovarian cancer) had two wigs that made her look and feel great when she lost her hair after her many rounds of chemotherapy.

A very special lady called Cheryl at Navarjo Hair Design is going to chop it all off and give me a flash new bob.

Thanks to everyone who supports me on this (my very first) fundraising effort.

Deryn Nield's involvement (page creator)

My life was saved by an awesome team from Starship Hospital and I want to help other families.

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Freedom Wigs  25 August 2015

Posted by: Deryn Nield

Hi all,

Well we got a phone call from Freedom wigs and they are real happy with my hair, it measured 18 inch's (45.7 cm) once they took it out of the plait. They said it's beautiful hair and will be getting used for making a wig for someone who wants long hair, it takes around 15 hair donations to make one wig!

Thanks heaps for all your support.

Cheerio Kayla

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 27 Aug 2015



  • Bodee

    Bodee on 24 Aug 2015


    Really proud of you little sis!


  • Sue & Hayley

    Sue & Hayley on 18 Aug 2015


    Well done :)


  • Aunty Carol

    Aunty Carol on 18 Aug 2015


    Well done Kayla!


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 17 Aug 2015



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This page was created on 3 Aug 2015 and closed on 31 Aug 2015.
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Given by 62 generous donors in 4 weeks

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