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Hollywood Star Helps New Zealand Charities

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Fuseworks Media

4 April 2008 - One of Hollywood's most famous stars is giving his money away. Movie star Paul Newman, who is rumoured to be battling cancer, will be donating NZ$100,000 to New Zealand charities via the Newman's Own Foundation.

"New Zealand charities only have five weeks left to get their submissions in and we don't want anyone to miss their chance to take part in this amazing opportunity" says Newman's Own Foundation spokeswoman, Sue Home.

The Newman's Own Foundation was formed in 1984 with the purpose of allocating the profits from sales of Paul Newman's products to charity groups worldwide. This year the Newman's Own Foundation will allocate up to NZ$20,000 to each successful charity.

In 2007, approx 1 million bottles of Paul Newman's Own salad dressings were sold in New Zealand.

Paul has no problem using his celebrity status to promote his hugely successful salad dressings and pasta sauces, which is best summed up in his tongue-in-cheek branding tagline - "Shameless Exploitation in the Pursuit of the Common Good".

Expressions of interest accepted 1 April - 8 May 2008. Anyone wishing to nominate a charity should visit for further details.

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