One thousand ‘weather bomb’ umbrellas designed by iconic Kiwi artist, Dick Frizzell, have been rolled out by Blunt Umbrellas and Oxfam to raise awareness and funds for those on the frontlines of climate change.
To create the brolly, Frizzell worked with former weather presenter, Tamati Coffey, to come up with an umbrella adorned with classic weather slogans, popular sayings, famous weather reports and song lyrics. And although the weather bloopers will most definitely raise a smile, its main purpose is to raise vital funds for our Pacific island neighbours who are facing the devastating impact of climate change.
Frizzell says deciding to team up with Oxfam and Blunt was a no brainer so he could help those people who had been“buggered by weather.”
“I was talking with the guys at Blunt about people in the Pacific who are dealing with cyclones and all sorts of bad weather destroying their homes, crops, boats, livelihoods and they asked me, “Could a Frizzell brolly help Oxfam help people hit by terrible weather bombs?” And I said yes, it’s worth a shot.”
Climate change is happening now in the Pacific. Rising tides, super-charged cyclones and erratic weather is destroying our Pacific neighbours’ homes and their ability to put food on the table. They need our help to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
For each umbrella sold, $40 will go towards Oxfam’s climate work in the Pacific.
Purchase this limited edition umbrella for Christmas at www.bluntumbrellas.com/nz/dick-frizzell
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