These are our current Corporate Friend who together really make a difference in the community and help us save vital lives.
If you would like to join our Corporate Friends program, learn more here.
Each year the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust is required to raise approximately $1,200,000 from the community to operate our vital life saving service. Our funding partners provide much needed grants through their gaming machines to ensure we continue to operate our rescue helicopter service. This revenue comes through their venues which operate throughout the region.
If you would like to become a community supporter giving products or services in kind, we would love to hear from you.
The Trust is supported by various businesses in the community with products and services . Westpac through their annual Chopper Appeal in May, Summit Real Estate through various fundraising initiatives, Findex who provide all our accountancy services in kind and NBS who support us with our annual Appeal in October.
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.
To save just one life, the Trust needs $3,500 of community funding to meet the shortfall. Alone, it may seem like a lot, but when people come together to regularly give, it costs very little to save one life. Regular donations are the best and easiest way to make a difference. They help us plan and budget for the future and ensure our crew remain ready to respond 24/7 365 days a year and helps safeguard the future of the service