Book auc­tion for a cause

Celebrity book auc­tion helps raise funds.

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New Zealand celebri­ties have signed copies of their favourite chil­dren’s books, and do­nated them to a good cause.

Books signed by An­drew Muli­gan, Jaquie Brown, How to Dad, Ali­son Shanks, Joseph Sul­li­van, Bar­bara Ken­dall, Lisa Car­ring­ton and many more are up for auc­tion by Auck­land-based on­line toy de­liv­ery com­pany Nur­ture Box.

All the pro­ceeds go to Sil­verdale char­ity I Got Your Back­pack.

I Got Your Back Pack pro­vides back­packs filled with prac­ti­cal and es­sen­tial items for women and chil­dren es­cap­ing do­mes­tic abuse. It was started by Anita Hinton of Sil­verdale and be­came a reg­is­tered char­ity last July.

Hinton, a do­mes­tic abuse sur­vivor her­self, started buy­ing back­packs and fill­ing them with ‘‘bits and pieces’’ and do­nated them to her lo­cal women’s refuge.

‘‘It was all the things I wanted and my daugh­ter wanted at the time that we weren’t able to get.’’

A friend sug­gested she start a Face­book page and her idea gained mo­men­tum.

I Got Your Back Pack be­came a reg­is­tered char­ity last July and do­nates its back packs to Women’s Refuge and Shine.

Packs for women in­clude a tooth brush, tooth­paste, sham­poo and con­di­tioner, food and wa­ter, hy­giene prod­ucts and good­ies.

Kids packs in­clude a book, food items, a tooth­brush and drink bot­tle, toys and more.

Visit https://www.face­book.com/ events/699753586902314/?ti=icl for more in­for­ma­tion, or head along to Trademe to bid and go in the draw to win one of 3 chil­dren’s book boxes! http://www.trademe.co.nz/ Mem­bers/List­ings.aspx? mem­ber=6345718

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