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Hun­dreds of stu­dents are set to be­come more lit­er­ate thanks to a char­ity movie event.

SkyC­ity Cin­e­mas are sell­ing tick­ets to the movie Pre­cious, where a por­tion of the sales will go to the Alan uff Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion, bet­ter known as uffy Books in Homes.

By pro­vid­ing books in homes, the char­ity is seek­ing to cure il­lit­er­acy in New Zealand.

The screen­ing will take place at 8pm, Fe­bru­ary 3, at SkyC­ity Cin­e­mas in Manukau and ueen St.

A host of lo­cal celebri­ties will at­tend – alerie

ili, Ta­mati Cof­fey, Stacey Mor­ri­son, Jackie Clarke and for­mer Sil­ver Fern and uffy Books in Homes gen­eral man­ager Linda agana.

“We are thrilled to be given this op­por­tu­nity. Up to 4 0 stu­dents will di­rectly ben­e­fit from this event,” says Ms agana.

Pre­cious is based on the novel Push, by Sap­phire, about an il­lit­er­ate Har­lem teenager who is preg­nant for the sec­ond time by her drug-ad­dicted fa­ther.

Tick­ets are $22, in­clud­ing re­fresh­ments and a com­pli­men­tary gift.

isit www. skyc­ity cin­e­mas.co.nz and www. booksin­homes.org.nz.

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