25000 Jaffas rolled out for Surf Life Saving

Monday, 13 July 2015

Surf Life Saving New Zealand has once again joined forces with Cadbury to run 25,000 Jaffas down Baldwin Street, the world's steepest street, at this week's infamous Jaffa Race.

For the second year in a row there will be three races. Surf Life Saving will receive the proceeds from race two with Make a Wish New Zealand and Parent Centre New Zealand benefitting from the other two races.

The fun begins from 12.30pm on Friday.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Southern Regional Manager Stu Bryce says local Surf Life Saving Club members in Dunedin, along with Oreti and Kaka Point, have been busy labelling 25,000 Jaffas by hand with printed numbers and selling the corresponding tickets around the community.

"Our members are really excited to be involved for the second year in a row. We're so grateful that all the money raised from the sale of each ticket will directly benefit our local Surf Life Saving Clubs, he says.

"The clubs will use the money they've raised to put towards providing a lifesaving service for the local community and ultimately ensuring lifeguards remain on Otago beaches for another season." 

The Jaffa Race is the culmination of the week-long Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival which runs from the 11th-17th July.

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For more information, please contact:

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