Fundraising for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Posted: September 14, 2010 by BlogMaster in GS Anniversary Ride
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It’s now only two months to the start of the GS Anniversary Ride and I hope all riders are busy getting their bikes and equipment ready, have booked their accommodation, and booked the Ferry for those doing the whole event.

One thing most riders are not doing is fundraising for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.  When you registered your interest it was one of the questions we asked, who should we fundraise for, and the majority picked the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service but todate, only seven riders have setup a fundraising page.  We have collectively raised $2,365 which will run one helicopter for one flight.  I’m sure we can do better than that!

There are two options when it comes to fundraising:

  1. Give generously to any of the fund-raisers listed here http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/fundraise/topathletes.aspx?e=642.  Just select one by clicking on the link under Appeal Name.
  2. Setup your own fundraising page by using this link http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/fundraise/useremail.aspx?e=642&c=64.  Click on Create New Account and the wizard will take you through the setup process and also the process of sending an e-mail out to all your friends, family and colleagues so you can tell them of the hardship you are going to endure in order to raise funds for our chosen charity.

Finally, so there is no confusion.  All funds collected will be handed over to the Westpac Helicopter Trust.   They will distribute the funds equally to the four Rescue Services they administer (these cover the four main centres).  All funds collected will go directly to supporting the helicopter services.

There are 17 individual Helicopter Rescue Trust within New Zealand (www.chopperappeal.co.nz) but we will only be collecting for the Westpac Trust.  There is no issue if you wish to fundraise for your local Rescue Helicopter Service but if you do please let me know how much you have raised so we can celebrate our combined efforts once we get to Invercargill.

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