The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust gratefully acknowledges the following generous donations and support:
Hokitika-based producer Westland Milk Products has supported the Solid Energy Rescue Helicopter for the past three years and have again contributed $1600 to support the service. The company says they are well aware that a large number of families on the West Coast often require the use of the Rescue Helicopter and are keen to support the service.
The Westland Milk Products' Board of Directors has also committed a further $1,600 for the next three years.
Thanks to CSB/Trustbank Canterbury for donating $2000 raised at a recent reunion of the company.
Thanks to the Liberal Catholic Church St Francis of Assisi for their donation of $3000.00
Thanks to Bradfords Ashburton whose annual Golf Day held in September raised funds for three charities - CWC Air Rescue Trust, Cancer Society and St John. The hugely popular event resulted in $7000 being donated to the Trust.
Grateful thanks to Matt McDonald who recently donated $850 in the name of his brother, Quentin McDonald, to allow us to purchase 2 x Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Transceivers for alpine rescue work.
Thanks to The Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendshipin Canterbury Incorporated who donated $500 to purchase a crew Buffalo pull-over top.
We would like to say a huge thanks to Wayne Pickering and his team at Express Cargo, who worked so hard to present an extremely successful Golf Day and Charity Auction on our behalf. Thanks also to Golf Management and Marketing Limited, Clearwater Resort, Connetics, all the companies and individuals who donated auction items plus the capacity field of 124 players and supporters who helped raise an incredible $44,000 to purchase critically important equipment and services for our rescue helicopters.
Thanks to KiwiDent Co Ltd, who donated $1000 to Westpac Rescue. The company was in Christchurch recently, repairing hailstone damage from the recent thunderstorms in Canterbury and donated the money after responding to an unusual Trade Me auction. A Taranaki man and University of Canterbury student Matthew Girvan listed on Trade Me a collection of 14 hailstones that fell during the electrical storm in Christchurch, to raise money for the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter. KiwiDent not only purchased the hailstones but also contributed an extra $1000 to both the Taranaki Rescue Service and our own Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Thanks to Oaklands School who raised $657.50 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter through their Mufti Day.
Thanks to Papanui High School who donated $1,000 from various fundraising activities during our national awareness month.
Thanks to Sally Wylaars, a pupil from Discovery 1 School, who raised $260 from selling homemade sorbet at her school.
A huge thank you to PGG Wrightson whose support of schools and community organisations through their nationwide Cash for Communities programme has raised $5,518 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The Cash for Communities programme enjoyed strong support from farmers in the region who raised funds for local schools, IHC, St John and Westpac Rescue through purchasing Ballance Agri-Nutrients fertiliser or selected agri-chemicals or seed on their PGG Wrightson account.
Thanks to the Z Darfield station whose community fundraising appeal has resulted in a donation of $1,150.
Thanks to Brown Glassford & Co Ltd for their generous donation of $1,000.
Thanks to the Wairakei Budget Boutique (a Christchurch North Methodist Parish Community activity) for their generous donation of $250.
Thanks to The Philip Brown Trust for their recent grant of $2,500.
Thanks to Banks Peninsula Track Ltd for their donation of $500.
Thanks to the Pendarves Rural Fire Unit near Ashburton, for donating $250.
Thanks to Lorraine Skevington and Belinda Powell who participated in the recent Christchurch Airport Marathon, completing the 21km walk to raise $2,850 for the CWC Air Rescue Trust.
Thanks to the new Z Belfast station, whose community fundraising appeal has resulted in a donation of $2,385.
Thanks to the Hinds Young Farmers Club who presented a cheque for $1,350 during a visit to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter base on Sat 7th July and thanks also to the Russley Probus Club for their donation of $150, presented during a base visit on Monday 9th July.
Thanks to the Cycling Tour of New Zealand Trust who raised $3045 for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust, through donations made by riders competing in the 2012 Tour of New Zealand cycle event.
The end of an era for an iconic South Canterbury institution has resulted in a windfall for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust. After one hundred years of stock sales in the region from 1908 to 2008, Holme Station Sale Yards has wound up its operation and as a result has generously presented the Trust with a $10,000 donation to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Mairehau High School raised $249 from running a sausage sizzle.