Singer Hayley Westenra has been appointed a national
ambassador for child rights organisation
Unicef New Zealand.
The 16-year-old would help raise awareness
of child health, education, equality and
protection by supporting fundraising campaigns,
Unicef NZ executive director Dennis McKinlay
"Hayley is a wonderful role model for
youth in New Zealand and through her outstanding
musical ability she reaches audiences
of all ages and nationalities.
"We hope that with Hayley's help we can
generate increasing support for our work
and help more children have a better start
Westenra has just released a new album
"I am very excited about the challenges
and experiences that will come with this
new role," she said.
Other ambassadors for Unicef include Sir
Edmund Hillary, British actor and film
director Sir Richard Attenborough and
the Manchester United football team.
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