Dress for Summer this Friday

Posted by SLSNZ Media on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Surf Life Saving Summer Appeal collection day is now only three days away!

There are many activities occurring across the country on Friday January 31 to get the community involved and raising funds for Surf Life Saving.

We are asking the community to dress for summer on Friday as a part of sharing this special day. Wear your board shorts, zinc, sun hat or Jandals. Perhaps dress up your workplace and, importantly, give generously to the surf lifeguards and our volunteers on the streets. 

In Auckland, we are holding a free, fun event for the general public in Wynyard Quarter from 12-3pm during which time there will be a number of exciting activities taking place along with prizes to be won, just by coming down and showing your support for Surf Life Saving.

The Wellington Phoenix, as a charity partner of Surf Life Saving, will be on site offering people the chance to kick for prizes, including tickets to Saturday's game. Surf Life Saving ambassador Jamie McDell will also be there to perform some of her hit singles and to top things off, lifeguards will be performing on-water tube rescue demonstrations. Other partners have 'Bomb the Boss,' Jandal throwing and other fantastic events to raise money and show their support.

We will also have collectors out and about on the streets nationwide collecting donations and spreading the word about the amazing work of our volunteer lifeguards.

Keep an eye out here on our website and Facebook page for more information in the lead-up to Friday.

If you haven't yet checked out the Summer Appeal website, you can take a look at it here: http://slsnz-appeal.org.nz/

And check out the special sneak peak at Surf Life Saving ambassador Jamie McDell's song called 'Saving' that she kindly recorded in support of the Surf Life Saving Summer Appeal here. To hear the full track, text the word 'SAVING' to 933 to automatically donate $3 and receive access to your exclusive song download.

As part of the Surf Life Saving Summer Appeal, the Wellington Phoenix would like to donate 50c back to SLSNZ from every full priced adult ticket sold to the Phoenix v Adelaide match at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday February 1. Click here to purchase your tickets.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823
Email lisa.honeybone@surflifesaving.org.nz

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