Star to keep cash coming
Stan Walker, headline act at this year’s CocaCola Christmas in the Park, will be encouraging the crowd to text and donate to Surf Life Saving New Zealand during the 20th anniversary show at Auckland Domain on December 14.
‘‘We’re delighted that Stan is showing his support for us,’’ Surf Life Saving New Zealand chief executive officer Paul Dalton says. ‘‘We’re confident that tens of thousands of fans will follow his instructions and text their support.’’
Concert-goers can also contribute by donating gold coins or buying merchandise including novelty light sticks and wristbands at the event.
‘‘Last season alone around 4000 volunteer lifeguards spent more than 200,000 hours patrolling 80 beaches and saving more than 1600 lives, Mr Dalton says. ‘‘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.’’