Glow for Surf at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Jamie Mc Dell Glasses

Aucklanders will have the opportunity to light up the Domain for Surf Life Saving this year at Coca- Cola Christmas in the Park.

Local club members and Lifeguards will be out in force selling the ever popular luminous glow sticks and glasses to raise funds for the charity keeping communities safe at the beach over summer.

In keeping with luminosity, hot new artist Jamie McDell will be onstage with Surf Lifeguard, world champion team member and Olympic athlete Steven Kent as ambassadors, helping to raise funds for Surf Life Saving.

Be part of the fun as the crowds wave their light sticks in the lead up to the magical moment of lighting the giant Christmas tree when Earth Song is performed in the second half of the show.

Now in its 19th year, Coca- Cola Christmas in The Park is supporting Surf Life Saving New Zealand for the 6th year in a row, helping Kiwis to have a safe summer at the beach.

Purchasing glow sticks, glow glasses and Santa hats or making a gold coin donation will help support Surf Lifeguards. Every dollar raised will go towards essential rescue equipment and making sure that Surf Lifeguards get quality training, equipment and support to do what they do - keep communities safe in the water.

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park in Auckland will conclude Surf Life Saving's National Appeal which started on Sunday (Dec 2) and includes National Jandal Day on Friday.

Volunteer Lifeguards will give over 200,000 hours of their time this summer patrolling New Zealand's beaches. While on patrol they will save over 1,000 lives, take part in over 200 searches and take over 350,000 preventative actions to stop people getting into dangerous situations.

Donations can also be made by texting SURF to 4483 to give $3 or visit to make an online donation.

Photo: Jamie McDell taken by Jo Caird/The Profilers.