Xmas stars a bright idea

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Mer­cury En­ergy is giv­ing pri­mary school stu­dents a chance to shine, as it searches for stars to light up Starship hospi­tal this Christ­mas.

Pupils can help give Christ­mas cheer by dec­o­rat­ing a star for Mer­cury En­ergy’s Stars for Starship com­pe­ti­tion.

The best star de­sign­ers win a dig­i­tal cam­era and $1000 of Scholas­tic books for their school, plus the hon­our of hav­ing their star dis­played on Starship’s Christ­mas tree.

En­tries are open now and Mer­cury En­ergy is ex­pect­ing more than 150,000 chil­dren across the coun­try to cre­ate a galaxy of stars to brighten the hospi­tal for the hol­i­days. Celebrity judges from TV2’s What Now will choose the winning stars.

Starship Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Young says be­ing in hospi­tal over Christ­mas is hard on fam­i­lies, but the hand­made dec­o­ra­tions give a fes­tive feel to the wards.

Pri­mary schools have un­til Oc­to­ber 23 to en­ter the free com­pe­ti­tion.

Visit www.mer­cury. co.nz/stars and en­ter on­line.

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