Well-known New Zealanders are allowing us a glimpse at their families and sharing their feelings about parenthood in a new book – all in support of Starship Children's Hospital.
For the Love of Our Kids is a beautifully bound photo book which has just gone on sale to the public at www.starship.org.nz/lovekids.
The book, designed by the publishers of the stunning MILK (Moments, Inspiration, Love, Kinship) Tailor Made Books, features photos of high-profile Kiwis such as Lucy Lawless, Tiki Taane, Keven Mealamu, Jaquie Brown, Shane and Nerida Cortese, Dame Rosie Horton, Dominic Harvey and Jay-Jay Feeney, Trelise Cooper, Kerre Woodham, CJ Bruton, Graeme Hart, Toni Street, Rawdon Christie, Paul Flynn (Flynny), Kate Hawkesby, Ross Taylor and Sir Peter Leitch with their own children or special Starship patients. Plus there are also photos of patients and generous supporters with their families – and all with heartfelt messages of what their children mean to them.
There is also a special photograph of international pop superstar Justin Bieber with a Starship patient on his visit to the children’s hospital in July. And New Zealand’s Jaquie Brown features on the cover with her gorgeous boy Leo.
This book, with its beautiful images by photographer Michelle Carlson, is exclusively available through the Starship Foundation website at www.starship.org.nz/lovekids for $45 + postage.
Thanks to Michelle Carlson and MILK Tailor Made Books for donating their time and expertise to compile this stunning book, proceeds from the sale of For the Love of Our Kids will come to the Starship Foundation to help fund care for the thousands of children from around New Zealand who are treated at Starship every year.
“The wonderful people involved in the book have been so generous with their time and with their families,” says Gretchen Hawkesby, Chair of the Friends of Starship. “For the Love of Our Kids makes a stunning coffee table book or a beautiful gift and I really encourage people to buy a copy or two. It’s for such a good cause, supporting children from all over New Zealand who come to Starship.”