Manukau Courier : December 14th 2010
10 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 14, 2010 NEWS SANTA IS HERE! Hey kids, Santa has landed at Westfield Manukau City. He will be in centre every day from 10am-4pm and until 7pm on late nights, up until Christmas Eve. For more information, please visit westfield.co.nz/manukau Corner Great South Road and Wiri Station Road, Manukau City Phone 09 978 5300 westfield.co.nz/manukau WES0759/20x4/SAN GRAND OPENING SPECIALS! plus many more specials instore While Stocks Last 5/597 GREAT SOUTH ROAD, MANUKAU PH 278 4070 FRESH BBQ STEAK $8.99KG ONION HASH BROWN (20pcs) $3.99 HAM ON THE BONE $8.99KG WHERE QUALITY COUNTS MR MEATS PUHINU RYAN PL ENTERPRISE CARS REAT SOUTH RD NUI RD GR WE ARE HERE WHERE QUALITY COUNT S MR MEATS ò BEEF BURGER PATTIES (50 pcs) $17.99 TRAY Get Variety fund applications in now The Variety Bash is coming to Auckland next March to help chil- dren in need in the area. Variety -- The Children's Char- ity is seeking applications from families and child-related organis- ations for funding to be considered for distribution during the 21st annual Variety Bash. Event manager Jodi Preston- Thomas says the bash mission is to distribute grants to and raise money for Kiwi kids in need, as well as bring magic and fun to the schools and communities it visits. Applications must be in before December 31. Go to www.variety. org.nz or phone 520-4111. The gift of reading: Fairfax staff, from back left: Senior research analyst Louise Worthington, group sales and marketing manager Sandra King and communication and marketing manager Leanne Frisbie with Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young and patient Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, at the Starship Christmas party. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Xmas cheer for young patients By RHIANNON HORRELL Festive songs, laughter and books proved to be a highlight of the Starship Foundation's Christmas party. Dozens of free books were handed out to young Starship hospital patients as part of the Fairfax First Books scheme. It's part of an initiat- ive in which more than 1200 books are distrib- uted to Kidz First children's hospital, the Starship Foundation, Auckland City Mission and Ronald McDonald House in Grafton to lift the spirits of sick chil- dren or those in need. Claire Cendana was at the Starship party with her daughter Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, who was enjoying the music and food. She's got chronic eczema. We've always been in and out of hos- pital,'' she says. Starship patients received books from the Kapai series, which features the adventures of Kapai the Kiwi and focuses on New Zealand culture, iconic locations, sport and recreation. The books are also given to children in decile one and two kindergartens around New Zealand. Fairfax Media sales and marketing manager Sandra King says it's wonderful to be able to brighten Christmas for those who will spend the Christmas in hospital. Books are fabulous gifts offering both enter- tainment and education for children, while improving the vital core skill of reading,'' she says. Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young says the books are a real treat for patients. We are truly grateful to Fairfax for providing such generous support, especially around Chr- istmas which can be a hard time for families in hospital,'' Mr Young says. The Manukau Courier is a Fairfax Media paper.
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