Brekkie with sports stars

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Imag­ine start­ing the day sit­ting at the break­fast ta­ble with for­mer rugby league player and boxer Monty Betham or net­baller Te­mepara Ge­orge.

The chance to chat with a host of celebri­ties over ba­con and eggs is com­ing up – and it’s all for a good cause.

Break­fast With The Stars is be­ing held on March 25 at the Auck­land Racing Club at the Eller­slie Race­course.

For $65 per per­son guests will get to eat break­fast with a celebrity at their ta­ble, lis­ten to a live ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion with box­ers David Tua and Shane Cameron and hear guest speaker Eric Rush. The Mad Butcher, Peter Leitch, is MC.

Break­fast With The Stars is rais­ing money for the Koru Trust, formed in 2002.

Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Tea Ropati, a for­mer War­riors and Ki­wis rugby league star, says the aim is to raise money to con­tinue the trust’s good work with youth.

The trust works with atrisk youth, mainly in Manukau city, and runs a num­ber of men­tor­ing, lead­er­ship and coach­ing projects.

Some of th­ese in­clude work­ing with young peo­ple who are in al­ter­na­tive ed­u­ca­tion on sub­jects like goal set­ting and mo­ti­va­tion.

Mr Ropati says the Koru Trust also runs a Pa­cific Pride pro­gramme at One Tree Hill Col­lege which aims to im­prove the achieve­ment stan­dards of Pa­cific Is­land stu­dents and en­cour­age them to in turn help their peers.

As part of Pa­cific Pride 20 youngsters have re­cently been on a lead­er­ship camp.

Mr Ropati hopes peo­ple take the op­por­tu­nity to break­fast with the stars and sup­port the trust.

Break­fast With The Stars is from 7am to 8.30am. To book tick­ets or a ta­ble of 10 call Vanessa on 021-797-065 or email vanessa@van­hawken.com by Fri­day.

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