Sullivan donates beloved book
It was his favourite book as a small child but Olympic gold medal winner Joseph Sullivan is parting with its wellworn pages for a good cause.
The America’s Cup crewman from Emirates Team New Zealand is joining other high profile athletes to help out the Women’s Refuge.
The 31-year-old, who became ‘‘the pride of Picton’’ after lifting gold at the 2012 Olympics in London for rowing, has donated a signed copy of his favourite childhood book, Spot Goes To the Farm to the ‘I Got Your Back Pack Charity Book Auction’.
All profits raised will help provide backpacks filled with practical and essential items to women and children who use Women’s Refuges across New Zealand.
Joseph joins other notable athletes including double Olympic gold medallist rowers Eric Murray, Caroline Meyer and Georgina Earl, canoeist Lisa Carrington and triple Olympic medallist Barbara Kendall.
More than 15 celebrities have contributed signed books to raise money for the charity, including well-known Kiwi personalities such as ‘‘How to Dad’’ creator Jordan Watson and comedian Jaquie Brown.
Spot follows the adventures of a puppy of the same name and was written by Eric Hill.
The Trade Me auction runs from Sunday to July 16 in conjunction with toy and book box company Nurture Box who are donating three boxes of books to the auction.
For further information visit Nurture Box Celebrity Book Auction.