Durban-born jazz singer and songwriter Natalie Rungan new ambassador for Choc

2013-09-06 00:00

THE Durban-born jazz singer and songwriter Natalie Rungan is simply crooning after being appointed the new ambassador for the Childhood Cancer Foundation (Choc).

Speaking to The Witness just a week after she received the news, Rungan said she has always wanted to become involved in a social cause, but it took a while to find one that resonated with her. However, when she received a call from Choc’s KwaZulu-Natal regional manager Agie Govender last week, she couldn’t say no, after hearing about the wonderful work the organisation is involved in.

And when she saw Choc’s motto “Keeping more than hope alive”, it was a definite yes for her, because the message in her music has always been about hope. She also said she loves children because “children can bring more into your life, more than you can give them”.

In between recording her third album, this jazz singer is planning to create awareness of the early warning signs of childhood cancer and raise funds.

Rungan released her debut album Love is … in 2008 and her second album Natalie — This is Me.

Govender said to have Rungan at Choc and use her public platform to promote their organisation, was a privilege. “Her visibility gives Choc and childhood cancer visibility,” she added.

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