Wellington Set to Sparkle in Support of Women’s
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.
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
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