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National Jandal Day – Friday 3rd December 2010


News Release

29 November 2010

 

National Jandal Day – Friday 3rd December 2010


Over 1000 jandal-clad Surf Lifeguards will hit the streets fundraising for National Jandal Day on Friday, encouraging Kiwis wear their jandals as Surf Life Saving celebrates one hundred years of saving lives.     


National Jandal Day has quickly become a fond part of our unique Kiwi culture as New Zealander’s jump at the chance to wear jandals while going about their every day business.  Over 140 schools are supporting the popular appeal day again this year with coin trails, mufti-days, sausage sizzles and disco’s the order of the day - all done in typical Kiwi style while wearing New Zealand’s favourite footwear.

“This summer is especially significant for Surf Life Saving as we pay tribute to the Surf Lifeguards who have watched over us for one hundred years.  The New Zealand public has always supported our endeavors’ enthusiastically as we’ve worked diligently to meet the growing needs of our communities – and today we are the leading aquatic safety provider in New Zealand.  It’s the public’s generosity that has helped us provide a world class service on our beaches - National Jandal Day is an extension of that support and we are eternally grateful for the donations we receive on this day each year,” said Grant Florence, Surf Life Saving New Zealand Chief Executive.

Over the past 100 years Surf Lifeguards have saved more than 50,000 lives and volunteered over three million hours on our nations’ beaches.   The Surf Life Saving Centenary is a celebration of the legacy and dedication from the men and women who have served on the often dangerous beaches of our coastline.


Collectors will be out in force, so please spare a gold coin or two for this worthy cause. By wearing jandals and making a donation you are helping Surf Life Saving save lives.

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