Western Leader : December 14th 2010
7 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 14, 2010 NEWS We're giving you more time to shop Thursday 16 - Thursday 23 December 9am - 9pm Christmas Eve 9am - 6pm Christmas Day CLOSED Boxing Day 9am - 6pm Monday 27 - Tuedsay 28 December 10am - 5.30pm Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 December 9am - 5.30pm New Year's Day *Not all retailers will be trading 10am - 5.30pm Sunday 2 - Tuesday 4 January 10am - 5.30pm Wednesday 5 January Normal Trading Hours Resume To celebrate the festive season and the start of the extended shopping hours join us each evening from the 16th - 23rd of December for roving entertainment and buskers! Your home for Christmas LynnMall Shopping Centre 3058 Great North Rd, New Lynn Ph 09 826 2333 www.lynnmall.co.nz Travelling by public transport? From 13 - 23 December get your Christmas shopping done at LynnMall and use the LynnMall Shopping Sleigh to have it all delivered to your home, free of charge! Shop, drop and deliver with the LynnMall Shopping Sleigh! *Conditions apply Holiday chance Spaces are available on the government-funded Break-Away school hol- iday programme. It allows teenagers whose families cannot afford holiday pro- grammes to take part at no charge. Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust and McLaren Park and Hen- derson South Com- munity Initiative (MPHS) are the two west Auckland providers involved. They both offer the programme in Janu- ary. The Young Believers Youth Holiday Pro- gramme operated by MPHS caters for 11 to 17 year-olds. It will include archery, cooking and hip hop workshops, Parakai hot pools, laser guns, beach education, tree-top adventures and horse riding. The meeting place is Bruce McLaren Inter- mediate School. Call 838-4820. Contact the Waipareira Trust on 836-6683. See www.familyser vices.govt.nz for more details of the Break-Away initiative. Xmas cheer for young patients The gift of reading: Fairfax staff, from back left: Senior research analyst Louise Worthington, group sales and marketing manager Sandra King and communication and marketing manager Leanne Frisbie, with Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young and patient Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, at the Starship Christmas party. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL Festive songs and laugh- ter proved to be a high- light of the Starship Foundation's Christmas party this month -- which saw dozens of free books handed out as part of the Fairfax First Books scheme. The effort is part of an initiative where more than 1200 books are dis- tributed to Kidz First, the Starship Foun- dation, Auckland City Mission and Ronald McDonald House in Grafton to lift the spirits of children who may be sick or in need. Claire Cendana was at the party with her daughter Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, who was enjoying the music and food. She's got chronic eczema. We've always been in and out of hos- pital,'' Mrs Cendana says. Starship's patients were among those to receive books from the Kapai series, which fea- ture the adventures of Kapai the Kiwi and focuses on New Zealand culture, iconic locations, sport and recreation. The books are also provided to children in decile one and two kindergartens around New Zealand to improve literacy. Fairfax Media group manager of sales and marketing Sandra King says it's wonderful to be able to brighten Christmas for those who will spend the festive season in hospital. Books are fabulous gifts offering both enter- tainment and education for children, while improving the vital core skill of reading. The Kapai series of books has brought joy to thou- sands of children around New Zealand and we are thrilled to be able to give this experience to even more children at Christmas through key organisations that do a wonderful job with chil- dren.'' Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young agrees and says the books are a real treat for patients. We are grateful to Fairfax for providing such generous support, especially at Christmas which can be a hard time for families in hospital.''
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