The Wiggles, who were named UNICEF AUSTRALIA GOODWILL
AMBASSADORS in February this year, will perform ONE SHOW
ONLY at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Sunday May 25 at 1pm with all profits going to UNICEF.
Jimmy Barnes who is calling himself the ‘black skivvied Wiggle’ said “I don’t think
that Jeff has ever been really woken up, but at this show, I’ve just got a feeling that his
dreams will turn to screams! Once he is up we can set about the task of having fun and
Since being named Ambassadors, The Wiggles have embarked on a number of activities
and events to assist in raising awareness and funds for some vital projects that UNICEF
does. “UNICEF is the world’s leading children’s agency and tries to gives all children,
regardless of race or religion, the best start in life. It’s worth pausing to consider that
nearly 10 million children die each year before their 5th birthday from preventable causes
like diarrhoea from unclean water and lack of vaccinations,” said Murray Cook from The
The Wiggles approached UNICEF to ask what they could now do to assist our brothers
and sisters in East Timor. UNICEF has a project that involves the supply of clean water
and three hundred low cost sanitary latrines (including and washing facilities) for five
schools and villages in surrounding communities. The project districts are Ermera and
Liquica districts and will also contribute to activities in other districts.
This is a very concrete way in which The Wiggles, as Ambassadors can help the work of
UNICEF in a neighbouring country. “We thought that the best way to raise awareness ofthe work of UNICEF and to raise money for this specific project is to do what we do –
entertain children and put on a special Wiggly Concert,” said Anthony Field, the blue
“UNICEF Australia is delighted that The Wiggles, as official UNICEF Australia
Ambassadors, are staging a concert to support water and sanitation projects in East
Timor. Through their work with UNICEF, The Wiggles are committed to improving
access to sanitation and hygiene programs for the world’s ost vulnerable children. I
urge you to attend this concert and support the children of Timor by helping to provide
for their most basic needs” said Carolyn Hardy, Chief Executive, UNICEF Australia.
The Wiggles will donate ALL profits from the show to this project. This will include
ALL profits from ticket sales and merchandise. So join THE WIGGLES, along with their
Wiggly Friends, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy The Dinosaur, Wags The Dog and
Henry The Octopus and help raise funds and awareness for this great cause.