Please help your rescue crew save more lives

Accident or emergency situations can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. It’s what happens next that matters.

Every minute counts. The sooner treatment begins, the greater the chance of patient recovery. When the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter is tasked to a life-saving emergency rescue mission via the emergency 111 call system, it is the best, and in many cases, the only option.

Founded in 1991, the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter is a free emergency rescue service for the Manawatu and Whanganui regions, bringing life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained Critical Care Flight Paramedics directly to the patient.

We cannot do what we do without the support of our community. We rely on the kindness of people like you to save lives every day.
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James was rescued deep in rugged terrain thanks to you!
In July, your Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter was tasked to an activated beacon in the rugged Tararua Ranges, up beyond Otaki Forks near the Waitewaewae Hut.
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A GLITTERING SUCCESS - the John Turkington Forestry Red & Blue Charity Ball
Kind, caring people like you raise much needed funds at the John Turkington Forestry Red & Blue Charity Ball 

Since 2018, good-hearted people like you have been raising money for your local emergency services at an…
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Your generosity helped rescue Camden from his remote location
On a vast, picturesque sheep and beef farm between Woodville and Paihiatua, outdoor-loving teenager Camden, had plans to go camping with his mate on his parents’ farm.
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