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Txt Santa To Win And Support A Great Cause


Txt Santa To Win And Support A Great Cause

Santa’s thumbs will be working overtime this year as he joins the texting craze and helps animals enjoy a better Christmas.

Santa is working with Telecom Mobile and the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals so customers can help neglected or mistreated animals while getting into the Christmas spirit.

Santa’s pretty onto it when it comes to technology so it is possible to text straight to the North Pole. He has set up a special number – 9627 – to text him from Sunday until midnight on Christmas Eve for just 20 cents.

“Texting is now so popular - Telecom customers send more than two million messages a week - that it’s a natural way for people to want to let Santa know what they want for Christmas,” according to Lorraine Witten, General Manager of Telecom Mobile.

Texters will receive a message letting them know what Santa is up to as the big day approaches, go in the draw to win a Microsoft Xbox and help the RNZSPCA – all at the same time.

“While Christmas is a fun time, animals often miss out badly,” Ms Witten said. It’s the RSPCA’s busiest time so we thought it would be a great way to give a helping hand. It’s a way we can make it easy for our customers to support the community causes they care about.”

All proceeds from the Txt Santa promotion, starting on Sunday (1 December) will go to the RNZSPCA.

"We are extremely grateful for the support from Telecom,” says Peter Blomkamp, Chief Executive of the RNZSPCA.

“Christmas is not a good time for animals that have been abandoned and/or abused. These poor, unfortunate creatures usually end up at our animal shelters urgently in need of food and care.

“All funds received from the Telecom Texting campaign will be used for the welfare of animals. Thanks, to all the texters who contribute to the campaign. Santa will be pleased to know you are helping the animals."

Each time anyone texts Santa they go into the draw to win a new Xbox – just like the ones set up at the Telecom Shed in Auckland (www.telecomshed.co.nz). People can enter as often as they like before December 25 2002. Everyone will get a message about Santa’s Christmas preparations and go into the draw while supporting a great cause.

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