Actor John X Opens Kids Clothing Store In Hobart

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Friday 29th January, 2010 

Actor John X opens kids clothing store in Hobart

Tasmania’s first ever second-hand children’s wear charity shop opens

Star of the Australian production of the stage musical The Lion King, actor and comedian

John Xintavelonis opens Save the Children’s first ever Tasmanian clothing store for kids

in Hobart on Saturday 30 January at 11am.

Although the shop on Hobart’s Criterion Street has been run by Save the Children since

2005, it was rebranded as a store selling pre-loved children’s clothes, toys, and books in

January 2010.  Proceeds from the sales of merchandise go to help vulnerable children

and their families at home and overseas.  

“We’ve received heaps of fantastic donations from local schools and the community,

but we’re always looking for more,” said Elly Harris from Save the Children Tasmania. 

“The funds we raise from selling children’s toys and clothes are used to fund programs

in education, health and child protection.”

Ms Harris said the rebranding of the shop was made possible through the generous

support of K&D Warehouse who donated all the shop paint and shelving as well as a

team of Save the Children volunteers who toiled long hours to complete the

refurbishment on time. “We’re very grateful to everyone who donated time and funds

to ensure the store opened on time,” Ms Harris said.

Save the Children is the world’s largest independent child rights development

organisation, making a difference to children’s lives in more than 100 countries.  From

emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to

health, education and protection. 

Save the Children Australia manages and implements programs in Australia, Bangladesh,

Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.  

WHAT:      Save the Children opens Tasmania’s first-ever kids second-hand clothing store

WHERE:    14 Criterion Street, Hobart

WHEN:      Saturday 30 January at 11am

WHO:        Actor and comedian John X who played Pumbaa the warthog in The Lion King

For more information, or to arrange an interview call 

Elly Harris on 0458 998 272

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