Kiwi singing trio the Koi Boys have been personally touched by the tragedy of suicide, and today they took time out to sing a song for the unheralded workers trying to fight youth depression.
Youthline's Auckland call centre today got a surprise visit from the VMA winning group, who sang a single intimate song and then just hung-out with staff over morning tea and scones.
The visit from the Koi Boys comes just a day before they headline the Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park event, which will raise money for the Youthline charity.
Singer Kevin Keepa recently dedicated his Vodafone Music Award to his young niece who committed suicide.
Hearing about Youthline's service he insisted the group offer a personal thank you the staff's behind the scenes of the charity and spread the word about youth suicide prevention.
"I lost a son to suicide, and a niece to suicide, my brother's daughter, so I know what you're on about, and I'm proud to be here," Mr Keepa said.
"We're not just some flyby-ers who are just going to walk in here and sit down sing you a song, no.
"We believe in what you're doing and I'm really proud to be here and to see the people who no one ever sees, people who help our youth.
"It's very important to me, I lost a bloody son to it."
The Koi Boys are the headline act at Auckland's Christmas in the Park tomorrow night at Auckland Domain, with all money raised at the event going to Youthline to provide support to over 50,000 young people each year.