Kiwi Xmas CD for Plun­ket

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Kiwi singing stars are chip­ping in to help raise funds for Plun­ket this Christ­mas.

Lead­ing mu­si­cians in­clud­ing Jor­dan Luck, Jackie Clarke, An­nie Crum­mer, Whir­i­mako Black and Shona Laing along with bands Op­shop and House of Shem have come to­gether to record Merry Christ­mas Baby, which is on sale now.

The idea was ini­ti­ated by France-based singer­song­writer Monique Rhodes last year, when she picked up a 16year-old hitch­hiker who was try­ing to visit her baby on his sec­ond birth­day.

Moved by the teenage mother’s story, Monique made a prom­ise to do what­ever she could to make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence.

She wrote the song For­ever Strong and gifted it to Plun­ket, then called on other artists to record songs to make an al­bum.

Merry Christ­mas Baby com­bines orig­i­nal songs with a hand­ful of unique ver­sions of tra­di­tional Christ­mas songs.

Royal New Zealand Plun­ket pres­i­dent Carol Becker says pro­ceeds from the al­bum will stay in the ar­eas where it is pur­chased, to help com­mu­ni­ties de­liver sup­port most rel­e­vant to their lo­cal ar­eas.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to buy on­line visit www. merrychristmas

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