Former All Blacks star, Sonny Bill Williams has teamed up with old teammates to raise funds for families impacted by the measles outbreak in Samoa, with the crowdfunding page raising over $50,000 in its first day.
Williams took to social media to promote the “Alofa mo Samoa” Givealittle page, to assist families who have suffered losses in the measles epidemic.
The page stated that "Our hearts are heavy and hurting at this time for our people in Samoa.
The page continues to say they have decided to start a page where those kind hearted brothers and sisters can join us in bringing the power of our collective love and alofa to those families who have been most impacted.
Williams was joined by former All Blacks teammates Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Jerome Kaino and Ardie Savea along with close friend and former Wallaby Quade Cooper in a donation of $30,000.
Since posting about the page, a further $28,300 has been donated from over 300 donors.
The latest death toll number from the outbreak sits at 70, with the majority being children aged four or under.
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