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Patients and donors are at the heart of everything we do.  Your stories are a powerful testament to human strength, courage, vulnerability, and hope.

Your stories inspire others and bring awareness to the lifesaving work undertaken by the highly skilled personnel onboard the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, who are saving lives every day.

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Jolisa got the flight she needed thanks to you!
In early June Te Puke teenager, Jolisa, and her family were on a dirt biking adventure out the back of the sandy dunes of Glink's Gully beach.
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Music Under the Oaks Charity Day Success!
Since its inception in 2009, Music Under the Oaks, an annual charity event held in Morrinsville to raise money for your local emergency services, has become a cherished fundraising tradition in the Waikato.
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AJ Motors: A Driving Force Behind Rescue Helicopter Fundraising
We are thrilled to share the incredible efforts of AJ Motors, a driving force in fundraising for their Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter service.
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Jodie thanks you for her time-critical flight!
For active teenager Jodie, the 15th of November 2020 will be a date she won't forget.
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Thomas's Time-Critical Flight
On September 16, 2020, life took a turn for then-16-year-old Thomas, a celebrated up-and-coming race car driver, who just two days after receiving his restricted license, crashed in his little "run-about" 1.
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Indi's ‘Drive to Survive’ Fundraiser
For 9-year-old Indi, fundraising for her rescue helicopter was personal.
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