DECK THE HALL WITH COFFEE CUPS?! KIWI CELEBRITIES AUCTION UNIQUE FESTIVE ARTWORKS IN AID OF KIDSCAN


Kiwis could get a Christmas decoration created by Jono, Ben and Sharyn, the Vodafone Warriors and many more.

The Coffee Club’s annual Christmas Cup Art Competition for KidsCan has returned for a fifth year – but this time with a helping hand from some high-profile Kiwis. Well-known personalities and sports stars have put pen to coffee cup to create their own festive designs. These will be auctioned on Trade Me from 26 November – 3 December with all proceeds going to KidsCan to help Kiwi children in need.

 

The auctions, which can be found at trade.me/christmascups will include Christmas takeaway coffee cups designed and autographed by:

-       Jono, Ben and Sharyn, The Edge Drive Time hosts

-       Dom Harvey and Clinton Randell, The Edge Breakfast hosts

-       Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors captain), Blake Green, Bunty Afoa and Georgia Hale of the Vodafone Warriors

-       Fletch, Vaughan and Megan, ZM Drive Time hosts

-       Sam Wallace, Toni Street, Laura McGoldrick, The Hits Breakfast hosts

-       Jay-Jay Feeney and Jason Gunn, More FM Drive Time hosts

Those who miss out on the auctions can still get Christmas cups designed by the children that KidsCan support. Each year The Coffee Club launches new festive take-away coffee cups and napkins  created by school children who have entered a nationwide KidsCan Christmas Cup Art Competition.


The winning artists earn their school a donation whilst also receiving prize money for themselves. This year the total prize pool was $15,600. Since the competition was first launched five years ago, more than $55,000 has been donated to children and schools supported by KidsCan.

The cups are available in The Coffee Club from now until mid-January. This year the winning designs were created by:

-          1st place winner: Maisy Jo Wilson from Rosebank Primary School (large coffee cup)

-          2nd place winner: Mina Garay from Linden School (regular coffee cup)

-          3rd place winner: Madison Davidson from Rakaia School (small coffee cup)

-          4th place winner: Forest Ravenwood from Mayfair School (napkin)

-          5th place winner: Jahge Recorel from Manaia View School (small napkin)

“Christmas brings out the kid in everyone, so we thought the celebrity auction would be a great opportunity to get some well-known fun loving Kiwis to get behind the KidsCan Christmas Cup Art Competition,” says Andy Lucas, Director of The Coffee Club. “We are thrilled to have so many people involved. Once again the standard of the artwork we received from the children was amazing. We spend a lot of time deliberating over the winners, and this year it was really hard to choose our favourites.”

"We love the Christmas Cup Competition and we’re so proud of the clearly talented children going to our KidsCan schools. The cups really are pieces of art! It’s wonderful to get so many children involved in something that encourages them to be creative, while also drawing attention to our charity which has been helping create brighter futures for Kiwi kids since 2005," says Julie Chapman, KidsCan CEO and Founder. "We’re really thankful to The Coffee Club for their support in making this happen and raising awareness of KidsCan and the wonderful students we support."


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