Tana Umaga helps out at Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Tana Umaga is DHL’s New Zealand Ambassador for Rugby World Cup 2011 and will be supporting DHL staff that are volunteering their time to help prepare Surf Life Saving clubs for the upcoming season. The volunteers will give the club’s deck and first aid room a new lick of paint and fill the junior flag pit with sand ensuring the club is ready for when Surf Lifeguards begin patrols on Labour weekend.

DHL is the Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2011 and have been proud supporters of Surf Life Saving New Zealand since 2003. The partnership continues to be one of the largest corporate sponsorships for SLSNZ, and significantly contributes towards the ongoing costs associated with training, uniforms, rescue gear and equipment for Surf Life Saving clubs in New Zealand.

“DHL is proud of our association with Surf Life Saving New Zealand and especially proud to be helping Red Beach as it gears up for the busy summer months to come,” said Gary Edstein, Senior Vice President Oceania DHL Express.

Mike Taylor, President of Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club, said: “There is alot to do to prepare the club and the beach for the new season and we are hugely grateful to DHL staff and Tana for pitching in to help us out. It’s also a great way for the DHL employees to get a behind-the-scenes look at what we do to save lives and prevent injury on New Zealand’s beaches.”

DHL staff will also be volunteering their time to help earthquake stricken Christchurch clubs Taylor’s Mistake and Sumner later this year.