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High Profile Kiwis and Kids Photographed For Starship Book

22 August 2012

High Profile Kiwis and Their Kids Photographed For Beautiful Starship Book

Well-known New Zealanders allow us a glimpse at their families and share their feelings about parenthood in a new book – all in support of Starship Children’s Hospital.

For the Love of Our Kids is a beautifully bound photo book which has just gone on sale to the public at www.starship.org.nz/lovekids.

The book, designed by the publishers of the stunning MILK (Moments, Inspiration, Love, Kinship) Tailor Made Books, features photos of high-profile Kiwis such as Lucy Lawless, Tiki Taane, Keven Mealamu, Jaquie Brown, Shane and Nerida Cortese, Dame Rosie Horton, Dominic Harvey and Jay-Jay Feeney, Trelise Cooper, Kerre Woodham, CJ Bruton, Graeme Hart, Toni Street, Rawdon Christie, Paul Flynn (Flynny), Kate Hawkesby, Ross Taylor and Sir Peter Leitch with their own children or special Starship patients. Plus there are also photos of patients and generous supporters with their families – and all with heartfelt messages of what their children mean to them.

There is also a special photograph of international pop superstar Justin Bieber with a Starship patient on his visit to the children’s hospital in July. And New Zealand’s Jaquie Brown features on the cover with her gorgeous boy Leo – coincidentally on the day her new television series about the ins and outs of parenting launches on TV One.

This book, with its beautiful images by photographer Michelle Carlson, is exclusively available through the Starship Foundation website at www.starship.org.nz/lovekids for $45 + postage.

Thanks to Michelle Carlson and MILK Tailor Made Books for donating their time and expertise to compile this stunning book, proceeds from the sale of For the Love of Our Kids will come to the Starship Foundation to help fund care for the thousands of children from around New Zealand who are treated at Starship every year.

“The wonderful people involved in the book have been so generous with their time and with their families,” says Gretchen Hawkesby, Chair of the Friends of Starship. “For the Love of Our Kids makes a stunning coffee table book or a beautiful gift and I really encourage people to buy a copy or two. It’s for such a good cause, supporting children from all over New Zealand who come to Starship.”

Copies are available for ADVANCE ORDERS now and will be available for delivery in November.

About the Starship Foundation
Starship Children's Health provides world-class healthcare for more than 120,000 children each year from all over New Zealand.

The Starship Foundation is a for-social-profit organisation that is committed to raising more than $6 million annually to ensure every New Zealand family has access to world leading healthcare and experiences. Support for the Starship Foundation is an extra to Government funding and provides for initiatives such as building refurbishments, new medical technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training.

In addition, $1.5 million is needed annually to help fund the Starship National Air Ambulance Service which brings critically ill or injured children from all over the country to Starship for life-saving care.

As a charitable organisation, 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.

New Zealanders can support Starship kids and families by donating to the Starship Foundation online at www.starship.org.nz/foundation or by calling 09 307 4957.

About MILK Tailor Made Books
After ten years of creating internationally bestselling books and working with award-winning photographers and luminaries such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, New Zealand-based PQ Blackwell, the creator of MILK (Moments, Inspiration, Love, Kinship) has launched www.milkbooks.com, a new website that will make it possible for anybody to create an exquisite tailor made book whether it be a life story, an elegant photo book or an ambitious art book or album.

Each tailor made book will use editorial and design frameworks to create an exquisitely produced object featuring designer fabric binding and high quality art paper, and will be accompanied by digital versions that allow people to add video in the telling of their stories.

MILK Tailor Made Books is inspired by a passion for creating exquisitely designed and produced books, and a heartfelt belief that every life has unforgettable moments and stories that define them and should be cherished and recorded for generations to come.

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