100% of the funds raised from The 72 Club merchandise will be donated to Lifeline.

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The 72 Club Meals

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“You’ll be surprised how many people are willing to listen.”

I’ve lived through a loved one’s suicide and my own mental health struggles, so I know how important this cause is. Talk to someone. You’ll be surprised how many people are willing to listen.

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

In 1970
Janis Joplin joined the 27 Club.

The 27 Club is a group of young musicians whose unresolved struggles resulted in their tragic deaths at just 27 years old.

Every year Lifeline saves thousands of lives through listening. So now, we’re taking songs made famous by 27 Club members and using them to make a club of our own. The 72 Club.

The 72 Club’s first song, Janis Joplin’s ‘Piece of My Heart’ has been arranged by composer, Cam Ballantyne and performed by a group of well-known older New Zealand singers and musicians. But The 72 Club doesn’t just stop with them. It’s a club that anyone can join. By doing so, you’re saying that you plan on living a long and happy life, and you want to help other Kiwis to do the same.

Download The 72 Club media kit.

Special thanks to

Cam Ballantyne.
Suzanne Lynch.
Larry Morris.
Lorraine Havill.
Pauline Grogan.
Ora Lefebvre.
Keith Ballantyne.
Bryan Harris.
Cherie Mathieson.
Andrew Keoghan.
Ron Coleman.
Gray Bartlett.
Mat Baker.

Justyn Pilbrow.
Benjamin Locke.
Steph Brown.
Jonathan Mihaljevich.
Dylan Pharazyn.
Larisa Tiffin.
The Sweetshop.
ARC Edit.
The Machine Room.
Minky Stapleton.
Peter King.
All Cast & Crew.

“It’s ok to put your hand up and say you aren’t coping.”

I struggled to get to a good place in my younger years. Thankfully, it was others that got me through. It’s ok to put your hand up and say you aren’t coping.

Mary Haddock-Staniland


Listening to Kiwis.
Last year we received more than 120,000 calls.

Combine this with the Coroner’s latest provisional statistics, which indicate that 668 people completed suicide in 2017-18 (1.7x the road death toll), and it’s clear that thousands of Kiwis need help.

Thanks to our professionally trained counsellors and volunteers, we are able to support those at risk from suicide towards safety and wellness. And as the country’s leading helpline provider of suicide crisis, mental health, counselling and community support, we have been listening around the clock for more than 50 years.

However, to answer every call, we need funds as 0800 LIFELINE is not a government-funded service.

That’s where you can make a difference.
And this becomes possible when giving suits you.

It can be frustrating when you believe in a cause and you’re not sure how to show you care. That’s why The 72 Club makes it possible for thousands of Kiwis to help in a number of ways.
For some it’s a donation, buying a T-shirt, or downloading songs.

For others, it’s connecting over food and good company – the kind of connection that Lifeline callers are looking for every day of every year. By hosting a 72 Club Meal hosts can raise funds for Lifeline simply by socialising. It means you can take an active role and be part of something bigger than all of us.

Find a way to support Lifeline and together
we can help Kiwis believe that life is worth living.

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Need help right now?

Lifeline Aotearoa’s helpline and textline provides 24/7, confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers.

0800 Lifeline
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The 72 Club meals

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Spending time with friends and family.  That’s what you’ll be doing when you host a The 72 Club Meal. And when you do, you’ll be playing your part in raising funds for Lifeline.

It can be as simple as fish and chips, a pot luck dinner or a more elaborate meal. Could also be morning tea at work or a shared lunch. No special conditions. Anyone can host a meal.

“It’s important to celebrate the small wins.”

I’ve lost my father and grandfather to suicide, and being in a situation where someone feels like suicide is their only option is something no one should ever experience. It’s important to celebrate the small wins, and to keep reminding them how brave they are for not giving up..

Victoria (Lifeline volunteer)

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