NBS have been the driving force behind our annual appeals for the last three years as well as being a highly valued Associate Sponsor. This additional support not only raises vital funds for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter but helps drive awareness of the good work both organisations do in our region while engaging our community through various fundraising initiatives.
With NBS sitting prominently on the nose and undercarriage of IMN it is easily recognised as ‘our’ rescue helicopter in Te Tauihu and strongly supported by the entire NBS team across their five branches located in our operational region.
The Trust is supported by various business in the community offering products and services. Findex have supported the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust since its inception with their accountancy services in kind.
Mitre 10 MEGA have been an avid supporter with various fundraising initiatives over the years. A more recent initiative was the ambitious Helicopter House Build 2 which raised $210,000 in late 2019 and $142,00 in 2017 for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Endowment Trust. This was thanks to Gibbons Naylor, Gibbons and NMIT and all the businesses involved in donating products and services for the 2019 build.
This support not only helps us raise our profile in the community but contributes to our low cost of fundraising meaning donations go towards saving lives.
The team at MTF Nelson provide the Trust with a KIA Sportage and are joined by KIA Nelson who also provide a KIA Sportage as a rapid response vehicle. These vehicles are invaluable in allowing our team to be visible in the community and get us around to all our supporters and sponsors in the top of the South Island.