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Heritage Hotels Tennis Charity Night Nets Funds for Starship

Heritage Hotels Tennis Charity Night Nets Funds for Starship Foundation
for Immediate Release 3 January 2014

Heritage Hotel’s Charity Night incorporating Heritage Auckland Lobbo, held in support of Starship Foundation during the ASB Classic, raised $15,000 for the charity last night, the 2nd of January 2014.

The Heritage Hotels Charity Evening includes the fun and spectacular Heritage Auckland Lobbo event held on centre court between the evening’s singles and doubles matches.

The audience ‘lobbed’ their pre-purchased numbered tennis balls at two barrels on centre court to win prizes at Heritage Auckland, the host hotel for the tennis events. Over 4,000 tennis balls pelted the court, creating a unique sight.

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photo credit PHOTOSPORT - Susan Gibson

Following was a lively auction of desirable items including a signed racquet by Venus Williams which scooped $2,000 in fierce bidding. All funds raised on the night went directly to Starship Foundation.

“Starship Foundation is delighted to be the chosen charity by ASB and the funds raised will benefit so many deserving families,” says Brad Clark, CEO of the Starship Foundation.

“We are pleased to support Starship Foundation in our annual fundraiser on centre court during the ASB Classic. It is an important event in our calendar of community support,” says Graham Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Hotel Management.


About Heritage Auckland

Heritage Auckland has been the host hotel for the Tennis Auckland international tennis events for over a decade and the Heritage Hotels Charity Night held during the ASB Classic has raised thousands of dollars for recipient charities over that time.

Heritage Auckland is set in the original Farmers deco building on Hobson Street. The hotel’s resort-like facilities includes two health clubs, a spectacular roof top pool, an indoor lap pool, sauna and jacuzzi, plus, an on site tennis court, free for guest use. Website

For media enquiries contact Susan Gibson Group Communications Manager Heritage Hotel Management phone 021 855 645 email

About the Starship Foundation

ASB is a Five Star Sponsor of the Starship Foundation and has been a key supporter since 1991.

Starship is New Zealand’s national children’s hospital. There are nearly 120,000 patient visits to Starship Children’s Health every year by children from all over New Zealand.

The Starship Foundation is a charity that raises funds so Starship Children’s Health can better care for its young patients. The Starship Foundation wants every New Zealand family to have access to world-leading healthcare and experiences when they need it most.

The Starship Foundation raises up to $10 million a year. Donations are extra to Government funding and provide for initiatives such as Starship’s National Air Ambulance Service which brings children from all over New Zealand to Starship for life-saving care, as well as refurbishing older wards, new technology and medical equipment, vital research, boosted family support, staff training and community outreach projects to keep children out of hospital.

Starship Foundation exists through the generosity of the New Zealand public and leading organisations that lovingly donate money and/or time to assist Starship to remain at the forefront of paediatric care.

You can support Starship kids and families by donating to the Starship Foundation at or by calling 09 307 4957.


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