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Insurance team put their best foot forward for Jandal Day

Media Release

02 December 2010

Insurance team put their best foot forward for Jandal Day

Jandals will be the order of the day this Friday 3 December as businesses and individual’s nationwide step out in iconic kiwi footwear in support of National Jandal Day – Surf Life Saving’s fourth annual appeal day.

State Insurance staff nationwide have embraced the call with up to 900 State staff from Whangarei to Dunedin expected to leave their high heels and business shoes at home in lieu of jandals.

“We’re totally committed to keeping Kiwis safe in the water and supporting National Jandal Day is a perfect way to do this. Surf Life Saving volunteers do an incredible job – they carried out over 1470 rescues last summer alone. Even more impressive is the fact that they’ve been quietly doing this for 100 years,” says State Insurance, Acting Executive General Manager, Roger Wallace.

State have over 1300 pairs of red and yellow jandals to use for National Jandal Day. They will be gifting a pair to their staff, and handing them out to customers nationwide in return for a donation to Surf Life Saving New Zealand. Many of the jandals will be put to work pounding the pavement with State staff from various locations volunteering as street collectors for tomorrow’s fundraising drive.

“We’re thrilled that State, who already partner with us, have chosen to embrace National Jandal Day with such enthusiasm. We hope that the State team’s example will encourage others to slip on their jandals and join in the fun so that we can continue to keep kiwis safe in the water,” says Grant Florence, Chief Executive Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

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