Northland contributes to local rescue chopper
This year’s Westpac Chopper Appeal has raised $36,178.25 for the Northland Rescue Helicopters.
This is part of $1,261,214.74 raised across the country.
All donations from the Westpac Chopper Appeal are distributed back to the 16 rescue helicopter services across the country, meaning money raised locally, stays local.
Westpac GM Marketing, Andy Kerr, says the total raised is another fantastic effort.
“Kiwis realise just how important our rescue helicopters are and have once again rallied strongly behind their local choppers and again shown amazing support,” says Mr Kerr.
“Their generosity continues to ensure this vital emergency service can stay in the air and carry out life-saving rescue missions every day.”
“We’d like to thank everyone who contributed around the country, and to those that gave of their time to organise the wide variety of fundraising events this year.”
Northland Emergency Services Trust CEO and chief pilot, Peter Turnbull says, “Everything we do is for the Northland community, and the community giving back so generously enables us to provide them with the best rescue service possible.
“Thank you very much to everyone who gave of their time, money and resources to see such a fantastic amount collected for our local chopper service. Every donation helps us keep on top of our operational expenditure and ensures that we keep operating long into the future.”
n Donations are welcome throughout the year and can be made at chopperappeal.co.nz or any Westpac branch.