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Your support makes a world of difference

While on a family holiday in Port Charles, 9-year-old Ben took a tumble off a bouncy castle. “He pulled his legs up in the air and took too big of a jump down the slide, missed the bottom and thumped to the ground, landing straight on his lower back,” said mum Laura.

Pat had the life-saving flight he needed, thanks to you!

For 30 years, Pat has been walking the 1.6km between his house and the bush daily, to check the water supply intake on his property. But on this day, Pat’s family insisted that he have company, and Pat’s son Luke joined him on his trek.

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.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

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 lifesaving difference.

Saving Lives, Together.

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