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Rugby Stars In Christmas Spirit - And Voice - For Good Cause

9 December, 2013

Rugby Stars In Full Christmas Spirit - And Voice - For Good Cause

Rugby greats Andy Ellis and Willi Heinz are singing their way into New World Ilam tomorrow with a special Christmas message.

The pair will be in store from 4pm until 5.30pm to promote and sign copies of the 2013 Starship Christmas Album and spread some Christmas cheer. Andy and Willi, along with fellow C-City Brothers band members and rugby stars Israel Dagg, Robbie Fruean and Telusa Veainu, have recorded a Kiwi version of Winter Wonderland for the album which is now the No 1 album in the NZ Compilation chart.

The album is available from New World nationwide for $16 and features 20 Kiwi artists including Jason Kerrison, Tiki Taane, The Phoenix Foundation and Ruby Frost. Proceeds will go to the Starship National Air Ambulance Service which takeschildren from all over the country to Starship Hospital for life-saving care.

And one person who knows more than others about the importance of the service is local lad, 10-year-old Jock Mowat who has was flown to Starship for urgent medical care. Jock, a Starship ambassador and a big Crusaders fan, will be joining Andy and Willi in store on tomorrow. Also joining the lads and acting as MC will be the album’s executive producer Paul Ellis. Paul also produced the 2012 Starship Christmas Album which raised more than $250,000 for Starship.

Andy says he’s looking forward to meeting customers at New World Ilam and hopes they will join him to support a great cause.

New World Ilam store manager Ross Freeman is also looking forward to hosting Andy, Willi, Jock and his family in store and introducing them to customers, so they can thank them for supporting the vital air ambulance service.

“The album has been selling really well and it’s great to hear it is now the number one selling Christmas compilation in New Zealand. Hopefully we can get a few more customers to buy it on Tuesday and take advantage of having the lads in store to get it signed. It’s a great Christmas gift and a cause all the team at New World are proud to be able to support.”

New World Ilam is located on Peer Street in Upper Riccarton.


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