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The Coffee Club NZ launches new Christmas takeaway cups and napkins

In partnership with KidsCan, the coffee shop brand have unveiled four new Christmas takeaway designs by school children that won a nationwide Christmas Cup Art Competition.

The cups and napkins will be available through all The Coffee Club stores from November until mid-January. The winning images were chosen from more than 300 entries received from KidsCan supported schools.

The Coffee Club said that the aim of the competition has been to raise awareness of the work being done by KidsCan to support the education, health and wellbeing of children living in hardship. The first placed school has received $4,000 from The Coffee Club. Second place received $3,000, third place $1,500 and fourth place $500. The four young artists also each received $250 Westfield vouchers.

“We are so pleased to have been able to run this competition for a second year,” said Brad Jacobs, co-director of The Coffee Club.

“We’ve been mind blown by the response from the schools and kids. We received three times more entries than last year and the standard was very high. It was extremely difficult to narrow them down to just four winners!”

The competition was open to children from KidsCan partner schools, and asked them to submit a unique and eye-catching design that reflected how they felt about Christmas.

First place, to feature on the large takeaway cup, went to 12-year-old Rebecca Fruean from St Edmund Hillary Collegiate School in Otara. Her design featured Rudolph and Santa Claus, along with the Maori word for Christmas: Kirihimete.

Second place was won by David Ly (age 9) of Edmonton Primary School in Te Atatu South, whose design is on the medium takeaway cup and third place went to Raine Tauatevalu, aged 8, from Wymondley Road School whose design is featured on the small takeaway cup. Fourth place was awarded to 12-year old JayLo Burton, from Oceanview Heights School in Timaru. Her colourful design has been printed onto The Coffee Club luncheon napkins.

“We are thankful for the continued support of The Coffee Club New Zealand,” said Sophie Martignier, Brand and Sponsorship Manager at KidsCan.

“We love the interactive competitions they run, which inspire the children to be creative, as well as draw attention to the cause.”

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