Sleepout challenge to help charities

In the 2017 Great Kiwi Sleepout Design challenge, The Hits radio hosts Callum & P will go up against each other to create two amazing sleepouts. Getting prepared for the challenge are (from left) Jacob Suvalko, Isabelle Benington, Zenani Moore and Sala Io
In the 2017 Great Kiwi Sleepout Design challenge, The Hits radio hosts Callum & P will go up against each other to create two amazing sleepouts. Getting prepared for the challenge are (from left) Jacob Suvalko, Isabelle Benington, Zenani Moore and Sala Ioane, all of The Hits radio station, and Paritai Samuel and Becs Wilson, both of Otago Community Hospice. Photo: Logan Toomer
A celebrity challenge, raising money for charity, will feature in this year's Great Kiwi Home and Living Show.

In the 2017 Great Kiwi Sleepout Design Challenge Callum Procter and Patrina Roach (Callum & P from The Hits radio station) would be pitted against each other, Dunedin Venues and Allied Press announced yesterday.

This follow the success of the Man Cave v She Shed Challenge at the show at Forsyth Barr Stadium last year.

Callum & P will each design a sleepout, including interior and exterior colours, basic furniture, fittings, curtains and flooring.

Everything is being donated and major sponsor Placemakers will supply the building materials, including paints and floors.

Graham Burgess and his team and students from Otago Polytechnic will build the sleepouts from scratch.

The sleepouts will be raffled and all the proceeds will be shared between The Cancer Society Otago Southland and Otago Community Hospice. If all 4000 $10 tickets are sold, $40,000 will be raised for the charities.

The sleepouts will be on display at the show on November 4 and 5.

Allied Press commercial manager Matthew Holdridge said the Man Cave v She Shed Challenge was hugely popular at the show last year.

He expected much interest in what Callum & P could create.

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