The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust gratefully acknowledges the following generous donations and support:
Formula Foods Corporation Limited
Thanks to Formula Foods Corporation, Christchurch who have generously donated $10,000 as their annual support contribution to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Kiwi Brevet 2015
Thanks to the organisers and participants of Kiwi Brevet - the self-supported 1100 or 700km cycle event held around the gravel roads of the upper South Island from 31 January to 8th February 2015. Between registrations and donations, the generosity of the participants raised a grand total of $7370 which has been allocated towards the purchase of 2 new winching stretchers for our Christchurch based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and back up helicopter.
Mr Roland Stead
The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust would like to acknowledge and thank Mr Roland Stead, originally from Amberley North Canterbury and now residing in Christchurch, for his recent generous donation. Mr Stead has donated $100,000 to the Trust towards meeting the costs of recruiting, equipping and training additional crew members.
Inangahua A&P Show
Thanks to the generous people who attended the Inangahua A&P Show on 7th February at Reefton and supported the fundraising display run by our sponsors, Yellow Pencil. The event raised $469.80 for the NZCC Rescue Helicopter based in Greymouth.
Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd
Thanks to Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd in Greymouth for their generous donation of $1000 in support of our Rescue Helicopters
Grateful thanks to Miss Colleen Donaldson for her personal donation of $1000 in support of the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust.
The Over Forties Tramping Club
Grateful thanks to the Over Forties Tramping Club for a $650 donation. The Club acknowledged that they are "always conscious that we may need to call on your services at some point in the future, as we have in the past."
Chargeurs Wool (NZ) Ltd
Thanks to Chargeurs Wool (NZ) Ltd for their donation of $1000 to support operational expenses of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Christian Healing Trust
Thanks to the the Christian Healing Trust whose Trustees have approved a $1000 grant in support of the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust.
Lake Alexandrina South-End Hutholders Society Inc
Thanks to the Lake Alexandrina South-End Hutholders Society Inc for their donation of $300 to support operational expenses of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Banks Peninsula A&P Show
Thanks to the generous people who attended the Banks Peninsula A&P Show on 24th January at Little River and supported the fundraising display run by our sponsors, Yellow Pencil. The event raised $356.