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ITC proud to sponsor student charity

October 2011

The Twinkle Child Foundation held its inaugural Comedy Night on 7 October in support of children receiving medical treatment at Manukau Superclinic.

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) was proud to donate $1000 to sponsor the event. The night was a great success, with $2000 dollars raised for much-needed toys, activities, and medical equipment.

The Twinkle Foundation, which was begun in 2009, has a mission “to brighten the experiences of children and infants by providing gifts and funding for paediatric support services.”

“Obviously, it’s a fantastic cause,” says ITC’s Marketing Director Claire Huxley, “but what really impressed us is that the foundation is New Zealand’s only charity run exclusively by secondary and tertiary students.”

“It is such a great example to students everywhere that they can make a difference.”

The night began with a hilarious performance from comedian Jarred Fell, who wowed the audience with magic tricks. Next, the Indian Cultural Group from Auckland Grammar School and St Cuthbert’s College delivered a satirical spoof on culture. The evening continued with performances from the band PreMixed, the highly entertaining dancing Crazy Animals, a selection of the world’s funniest Youtube videos, and a parody of the “planking” phenomenon.

The Twinkle Child Foundation was delighted with ITC’s donation, saying, “It is greatly appreciated… and will go a long way to benefiting the Manukau Superclinic through the Comedy Night fundraising event.”

“We are so impressed with what this group of dedicated young people has managed to accomplish in just a few short years,” says Claire. “And we’re delighted we could be a part of helping them support the children at the Manukau Superclinic. And a big congratulations to ITC student Rachael Gee for her involvement with this charity”

For details of the Twinkle Foundation, please check their website –