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Shorty stars celebrate Christmas at Starship!

Shortland Street's Ari Boyland (Brodie) at the Starship Children's Hospital annual Christmas party

Michael Galvin was amongst the Shorty Street stars attending Starship's annual Christmas party

Shorty stars enjoy a spot of volleyball at the Starship Children's Hospital Christmas party

Several of Shortland Street's well-known actors took the opportunity to be part of the Starship Children's Hospital's annual Xmas Party last week and had an amazing time during the event.

Ari Boyland (Brodie Kemp), Jacquie Nairn (Wendy Cooper), Matt Minto (Isaac Worthington) and Michael Galvin (Chris Warner) all took time out of the busy filming schedule to spend the afternoon with the children at Starship who are currently staying at the hospital.

Along with some singing and signing autographs, the actors got the opportunity to hand out gifts to the kids and even got to play some Christmas volleyball!

The actors had a fantastic time meeting all the amazing kids and their families and are looking forward to heading back there for more visits next year.

"All the kids are so incredibly brave and so lovely", says actress Jacquie Nairn. "I think I may have been more excited about being there, than they were about meeting us!"

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