Getting into the spirit ahead of the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge's visit to Queenstown tomorrow are Rebekah Paul
(17), left, and Victoria Boult (16) of Wakatipu High
School. Photo by Tracey Roxburgh.
Budding entrepreneurs from Wakatipu High School hope
tomorrow's visit to Queenstown by the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge will directly benefit children with cancer.
Prince William and Catherine are scheduled to arrive in the
resort tomorrow afternoon, an opportunity five pupils
involved in the Wakatipu Leadership Summit decided to
commemorate on a T-shirt which will be sold and all money
raised would go directly to the Child Cancer Holiday Home in
The Pioneers team leader Victoria Boult said the summit aimed
to teach young people about leadership and community spirit.
Pupils had to select a charity, raise awareness of it and
come up with a fundraising mechanism to benefit it.
Victoria said the ''Keep Calm & Love Kate and Will''
T-shirts would not only commemorate the historic visit, but
ensure those wearing the T-shirts raised awareness for the
Child Cancer Holiday Home.
Hawkins Group had supported the project by funding the
production of the limited edition T-shirts, ensuring every
sale was profit for the home.
The Arrowtown home was officially opened in 2012, and is
owned by the Child Cancer Foundation Otago-Southland
Accommodation Trust, established in the 1980s to provide
accommodation for Otago and Southland children with cancer
and their families.
Victoria said 60 T-shirts were for sale at $25 each and
available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.