We are privileged to have the support of a number of Kiwi ambassadors, who are dedicated to raising the profile of Child Cancer Foundation through their network and platform.
Richie and Sophie Mo’unga
Richie Mo’unga needs no introduction among Kiwi rugby fans, as the Crusaders and All Blacks playmaker who has helped his teams to multiple victories since his Super Rugby debut in 2017. He and his wife Sophie came on board as Child Cancer Foundation ambassadors in 2019. The husband and wife team are very family-orientated and are passionate about helping children.
“There are some incredibly brave young people out there going through battles far harder and scarier than anything we encounter on the rugby field,” says Richie. “It is an absolute honour to show our support of these kids and of Child Cancer Foundation.”
Bernadine is a familiar face in many New Zealand households, after a successful 25-year career as a broadcaster for TVNZ, Newstalk ZB, Coast FM and now Sky Sport. Bernadine has also been an incredible supporter of Child Cancer Foundation since 2009, fronting up our national campaigns in both 2013 and 2014.
We are so grateful for Bernadine’s ongoing compassion and commitment to raising the profile of Child Cancer Foundation among New Zealanders.
Happy Mum Happy Child
Maria Foy, otherwise known as Happy Mum Happy Child, is a full-time mum of two who blogs about her experience of the joys and challenges of motherhood. Her passion is helping other Kiwi mums realise they aren’t alone.
After spontaneously shaving her head to raise money for Child Cancer Foundation and two other Kiwi charities in 2020, Maria came on board as an official ambassador this year. We are so grateful for her infectious energy and passion to make a difference!
Love From Your Dads
Christian Newman and Mark Edwards are the husband and husband duo behind the Instagram account, Love From Your Dads, where they diarise their life for their gorgeous son Frankie. After documenting their surrogacy journey on social media, the family now has a devoted following of nearly 50k on Instagram.
Christian and Mark are excited to be able to support Kiwi kids through their platform, and we are thrilled to have their support.
It is a privilege to have the support of Wojtek Czyz, who came on board as an ambassador in 2022. Not only is Wojtek the co-founder of Child Cancer Foundation business partner Manuka Royale, but he is also a four-time Paralympic champion and five-time world record freediver.
Wojtek knows what it is like to experience adversity as a young person, so he is looking forward to being able to inspire tamariki going through cancer treatment through his role as an ambassador.
Cory Bennett and George Muir
We are stoked to have New Zealand hockey stars Cory Bennett and George Muir on board as ambassadors this year. With over 250 Blacksticks caps between them, the pair are excited to bring the same dedication to supporting children with cancer as they do to the hockey pitch.