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Stars Come Out For Young Disabled


Stars Come Out For Young Disabled

In an unprecedented New Zealand entertainment event, 16 talented young people with disabilities will work and perform with top local and international celebrities of their choice in a "Stars Thru Their Eyes" event to be staged at Auckland's Sheraton hotel on Saturday 30th of August .

Organised by Project StarJam in partnership with the Endeavour Charitable Trust, the show features the likes of Tom Cruise, Lucy Lawless and Dame Malvina Major who star in pre-recorded interviews which will be shown at "Stars Thru Their Eyes 2003". Interviewed live will be local celebrities Judy Bailey, Carly Binding, Martin Crowe, Michael Galvin, Mikey Havoc, Mike King, Nesian Mystik, Craig Parker, and Susan Wood.

"Stars Thru Their Eyes " was developed to help change attitudes towards people with disabilities. StarJam General Manager and Co-founder Julie Bartlett says that for the young people it's a dream come true.

"Thanks to their talents and the involvement of so many celebrities, audiences will have an entertaining and heartwarming experience quite unlike anything they may have seen before.”

Julie Bartlett says StarJam isn’t a typical charity event. The young people get to be centre-stage - and for the performers, celebrities and their audience it can be inspirational and life-changing. Project StarJam launched "Stars Thru Their Eyes" last year and it was a resounding success generating interest beyond all expectations from young people, "stars" and supporters all wanting to becoming involved in the project.

Two “Stars Thru Their Eyes” 2003 shows will be held in Auckland. The first is a lunch hosted by Simon Dallow and Alison Mau. A formal dinner will be hosted by John Campbell and Carol Hirschfeld.

Tickets for both go on sale from 21st of July, visit http://www.starjam.org

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