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last updated 28/11/2018


Kiwi stars decorate charity coffee cups for KidsCan

last updated 28/11/2018


26 November 2018 - The Coffee Club's annual Christmas Cup Art Competition for KidsCan has some big kids involved as well this year

Some of the big kids whose designs will be auctioned for charity

Each year, The Coffee Club launches new festive take-away coffee cups and napkins designed by school children. As well as engaging children and customers alike, the nationwide competition also supports the KidsCan charity.

For 2018, The Coffee Club has added an extra twist with a helping hand from some well-known personalities and sports stars who put pen to coffee cup to create their own festive designs. These will be auctioned on Trade Me from 26 November-4 December with all proceeds going to KidsCan to help Kiwi children in need.

The auctions, which can be found at www.trade.me/christmascups, will include Christmas takeaway coffee cups designed and autographed by:

  • Jono, Ben and Sharyn, The Edge Drive Time hosts
  • Dom Harvey and Clinton Randell, The Edge Breakfast hosts
  • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (captain), Blake Green, Bunty Afoa and Georgia Hale of the Vodafone Warriors
  • Fletch, Vaughan and Megan, ZM Drive Time hosts
  • Sam Wallace, Toni Street, Laura McGoldrick, The Hits Breakfast hosts
  • Jay-Jay Feeney and Jason Gunn, More FM Drive Time hosts

‘Christmas brings out the kid in everyone, so we thought the celebrity auction would be a great opportunity to get some well-known fun-loving Kiwis behind the KidsCan Christmas Cup Art Competition,’ says Andy Lucas, Director of The Coffee Club.

Winning kids, winning schools

Those who miss out on the auctions can still get Christmas cups designed by the children that KidsCan support. Winning artists earn their school a donation whilst also receiving prize money for themselves. Since the competition was first launched five years ago, more than $55,000 has been donated to children and schools supported by KidsCan. This year, the total prize pool was $15,600.  

The cups and napkins are available in The Coffee Club until mid-January. This year the winning artists are:

1st: Maisy Jo Wilson from Rosebank Primary School (large coffee cup)
2nd: Mina Garay from Linden School (regular coffee cup)
3rd: Madison Davidson from Rakaia School (small coffee cup)
4th: Forest Ravenwood from Mayfair School (napkin)
5th: Jahge Recorel from Manaia View School (small napkin)

 ‘We are thrilled to have so many people involved again,’ says Andy. Once again the standard of the artwork we received from the children was amazing – we spend a lot of time deliberating over the winners, and this year it was really hard to choose our favourites.’

A 2017 survey found that almost a quarter of all franchises in New Zealand raise over $100,000 each for charity each year. For more information on KidsCan, including details about how you can get involved either as in individual or business, visit www.kidscan.org.nz

The real winners: Maisy Jo Wilson and her art teacher from Rosebank Primary
The winners: Maisy Jo Wilson and her art teacher from Rosebank Primary
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