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Together we are saving lives

Your rescue helicopter relies on community funding to remain rescue ready.
Donate today and help us save lives in your community.

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Make a donation today to help your rescue helicopter provide vital emergency services 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Friends & Supporters

We rely on our supporters to help fund approximately 50% of the rescue helicopters operating costs. Each mission we undertake costs an average of $8,000, so your donation is more important than ever.

Become a friend of your rescue helicopter by donating today and help us make a life saving difference in your community.

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Regular Giving

Setting up a regular donation is an easy way to support your rescue helicopter.  You determine the amount and the frequency of the donation, and you can manage it all through your bank or online banking.

Regular giving gives your rescue helicopter the assurance of steady funding, and helps us remain rescue ready, 365 days a year.

 

Rural Supporter

Rural Friends

Similar to our Friends membership but with extended cover of your farm workers and their households living on the farm.

It costs as little as $120 a year to join our Rural Friend of the Rescue Helicopter programme to help keep your local helicopter in the air providing a vital emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. After all, you never know when you or your family might require our services. Funds received go directly to the rescue helicopter in your region.

You will receive a donation certificate, a bumper sticker and certificate to display on your farm with your GPS coordinates to ensure that our crew can find you in an emergency when time is critical.

Sign up to Rural Friend of the Rescue Helicopter programme today.

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Flight for Life

Help your local rescue helicopter by turning livestock into life stock.

Farmers know the risks – drought in the summer, floods in the winter, fluctuating pay-outs and exchange rates, grazing conditions and the health and wellbeing of your livestock. One thing you do not have to risk is the availability of a rescue helicopter in your community.

Having access to a local rescue helicopter when you live in remote farmland areas of New Zealand can mean the difference between life and death. Every donation, regardless of size, means we can continue to offer this life-saving service to farmers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

New Zealand’s premier meat processor, Greenlea, have made it easy for you to support your local Rescue Helicopter by enabling you to donate the value of your cattle directly through their service:

My Pledge - Greenlea Flight for Life

 

Corporate Packages / sponsorship

Connect with your community by supporting our search and rescue service and help save lives in your region.

Leverage your business by supporting your local rescue helicopter and build a sense of pride within your workplace that will be projected throughout your operations. Your support of our life-saving service shows customers what you value, and in turn adds relevance to your brand, marketing activities and publicity opportunities.

Whether you would like to be a sponsor, pledge a donation, offer a staff fundraising scheme or use the rescue helicopter as a marketing platform for engaging with your community we will work with you to ensure your objectives are met.

Send us your details and one of our team will be in touch soon.

 

Flight Simulator Upgrade

Sim Upgrade – We need your help

Your local rescue pilots undertake unique and specialised training, including simulated (SIM) flight training.

The SIM allows your pilots to practice flying in every type of weather condition from the safety of the hangar. This ensures they are ready for all scenarios when on a real mission.

The SIM needs upgrading

The upgrade project requires a new physical SIM training environment – a replica helicopter cockpit complete with instruments and controls and a series of large projector screens to display the simulated flight – and the custom development software for New Zealand’s unique terrain and weather conditions.

This equipment will provide more realistic training scenarios – ensuring our pilots, crew and patients will return home safely.

The main advantage of training in the SIM is the huge cost saving to you – the donor. It reduces the amount of training that needs to be done in the helicopter.

With the project cost in excess of $45,000 we need your help.

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Merchandise

Die-Cast Helicopters

$35.00

Support your rescue helicopter by purchasing your very own replica BK117.  The back of the chopper opens, and a stretcher pulls out, just like the real thing!

Please note: we currently only have red and yellow die cast helicopters available.

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We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

The cost of this is huge. Your rescue helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. This means the remaining 50% of funding must come from the community.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued, or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a life saving difference.

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