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Twenty More New Zealanders Are Now Child Sponsors

Twenty More New Zealanders Are Now Child Sponsors

Twenty people around the country have been given the chance to make a difference by sponsoring a World Vision child for a year.

Each sponsorship pack includes a photograph and information about a child, their family and community and details about what the sponsorship helps to achieve. Sponsorship pack winners will learn about the child's life through correspondence with them during the year and will be able to see first hand the benefits their contribution has made.

The 20 child sponsorships are being funded by Just Juice and highlight the brand's ongoing commitment to World Vision. Just Juice sponsors the 40 Hour Famine annually and its manufacturer Frucor holds a charity golf day which this year raised $6000 for World Vision. Just Juice also ran a national competition for Year 7 and 8 students to create an island and the winning class spent famine weekend on 'Just Juice Famine Island' (Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf).

Brand manager Kate Esquilant says Just Juice is proud to support World Vision.

"We know the winners will enjoy corresponding with their sponsor children and gain insight and understanding into what it must be like to live in a third world country without the necessities of life we are accustomed to here in New Zealand," she says.

The money donated to child sponsorships goes toward food, education, clean water and basic medicines for children living in third world countries.

The child sponsorships were part of a Just Juice on-pack promotion during the lead-up to the 40 Hour Famine where participants went to the Just Juice website and registered online with their Just Juice pack barcode. Two hundred people also received Just Juice Famine survival packs in weekly draws leading up to the famine.

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