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Wellington Set to Sparkle in Support of Women’s Refuge

Wellington Set to Sparkle in Support of Women’s Refuge

Tonight in Wellington the lights are being switched on the Telecom Tree.

Waitangi Park will be glittering with over 300,000 lights - a fun and festive treat for all to enjoy.

This year, the Telecom Tree is supporting Women's Refuge as its official charity. People are being asked to donate presents for children who will be spending their Christmas in one of our 47 Refuges this year.

Often women and children arrive at a Refuge with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. And staying in a Refuge can be an unsettling and frightening time for children. Getting presents at Christmas gives children in Refuges a chance to be children for the day and forget all the troubles they face every other day.

Women’s Refuge spokesperson, Kiri Hannifin says, “We are thrilled to have Telecom's support for a third year this Christmas. Their generosity and support has meant the children we work with over the holidays have a brighter day and that’s what Christmas is about. It’s great to see a company like Telecom getting behind giving to our children in such a big way and it will make a real difference for our families.”


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