Carole emailed us with the following information on an Auckland The Two Towers charity premiere which will support the Starship Foundation and Epilepsy New Zealand!

just wondered if you were aware that Peter Jackson has selected two charities to benefit from a special Gala Screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in Auckland on December 18th – Starship Foundation (raising funds for Starship, New Zealand’s National Children’s Hospital) and Epilepsy New Zealand.

To help support the charities in selling tickets, Weta Workshop has created and donated a unique wall mounted plaque consisting of four Sideshow Weta polystone collectible medallions, signed by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor and the sculptors who brought you The Lord of the Rings. Every ticket purchase qualifies for one entry in the prize draw to win this one-of-a-kind collectible.

Peter Jackson said, “We’re extremely happy to be supporting the Starship Children’s Hospital and Epilepsy New Zealand with a benefit screening of The Two Towers.”

“I wanted to show my support of The Starship Hospital because I believe that children are too often over-looked and undervalued in our society. Every day Starship Hospital provides the children of New Zealand with high quality health care, but they remain dependant on fundraising to be effective in their job. I am very happy that our film can make a contribution, however small, to support the wonderful work these people do.”

” We are pleased to be offering Epilepsy NZ proceeds from a benefit screening of The Two Towers. This organisation is a great example of the way in which thousands of New Zealanders volunteer their time and energy to help and support their fellow Kiwis. It’s nice to be given this opportunity to acknowledge our own ‘quiet everyday heroes’ and to say “thankyou”.