Stars will be out for Surf Life Saving

Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Jamie McDell performing at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park in Christchurch.
Photo: Richard Linton.

Concert-goers at Saturday's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park at the Auckland Domain will get to see award winning singer songwriter Jamie McDell perform Saving, a song she recently wrote as a fundraiser for Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

Jamie recently won Best Pop Album at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards for her debut album Six Strings and a Sailboat. As an ambassador for SLSNZ, Jamie, who is also a qualified lifeguard, will be on stage at 7.15pm performing her song and encouraging the crowd to give generously to a cause that's very close to her heart.

Stan Walker, headline act at this year's event will also be showing his support for SLSNZ when he takes a moment during the Auckland concert to invite the audience to support SLSNZ the charity partner for this year's 20th anniversary show.

The Australasian recording star who shot to fame after winning Australian Idol in 2009, recently completed a nationwide NZ tour and opened for Beyonce at her Auckland concert earlier this month.

SLSNZ CEO Paul Dalton says, "We're delighted that Jamie and Stan are showing their support for us in such a big way. They'll be encouraging the crowd to text and donate on the night and, given their huge popularity, we're confident that tens of thousands of fans will text their support for Surf."

This is just one of the ways that concert-goers can support Surf Life Saving whose association with Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is a vital part of their fundraising effort.

In addition to texting donations, concert-goers can donate a gold coin or purchase merchandise including novelty light sticks and wristbands at the event.

"Last season alone around 4,000 volunteer lifeguards spent over 200,000 hours patrolling eighty beaches and saving over 1,600 lives. The money we raise on the night will help keep our lifeguards trained and on beaches throughout New Zealand, helping Kiwis to have a safe and happy summer. "

Editor's note - Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park will be held on Saturday 14 December at the Auckland Domain.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823