Singing star supports Surf Life Saving

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Stan Walker, headline act at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, will be taking a moment during the Auckland concert to invite the audience to support Surf Life Saving New Zealand, 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 Stan is showing his support for us in such a big way. He'll be encouraging the crowd to text and donate on the night and, given his huge popularity, we're confident that tens of thousands of fans will follow Stan's instructions and text their support for Surf."

This will be 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 80 beaches 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," says Mr Dalton.

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

 Auckland Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park headline act Stan Walker.

For more information, please contact:

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