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SKYCITY Auckland Brings Xmas Cheer To Kidz First

SKYCITY Auckland Brings Xmas Cheer To Kidz First

Saturday, November 29 at 11.30am will see 300 children and their families from the Kidz First Children’s Hospital will come together for a cracker of a Christmas party at SKYCITY Auckland.

In attendance at the party will be a number of New Zealand celebrities to spread the Christmas cheer including Hamish McKay, Janette Thomas, Brooke Howard-Smith and players from the Vodafone Warriors and Blues.

The party will be an explosion of fun and entertainment featuring balloon artists, face-painters, Scotty Sky Tower, Geronimo Mouse and Clifford the Big Red Dog, plus of course Santa Claus himself with his merry elves.

Simon Jamieson, General Manager SKYCITY Hotels Group Auckland, says SKYCITY is honoured to support such an important community cause at this special time of year.

“This is an annual occasion for us and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition of this party. The team pulls out all of the stops to provide fantastic food, entertainment and plenty of Christmas cheer for everyone on the day, and we’re proud to be able to offer our support in this way.

“SKYCITY is also delighted to announce that it will be dedicating the Sky Tower Christmas lights to Kidz First over the Christmas period. The Sky Tower will be lit red and green from November 29 until December 26, 2008.”

Pam Tregonning, Executive Director for the South Auckland Health Foundation, says it is fantastic SKYCITY is giving special kids a special Christmas.

“The Kidz First Christmas Party is designed to provide a Christmas celebration for Kidz First community kids. These children are not hospitalised but require long term care by the Kidz First Community paediatric team due to some form of continuing illness or disability. We are so grateful to SKYCITY for their ongoing commitment to Kidz First.

“This party is exactly what these kids and their families need – loads of fun, lots of treats and a little bit of Christmas magic.”

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