A bike accident, bullrush and a bull. Jivarn first needed the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in August 2017 after breaking his leg in a biking accident. Months later, whilst playing bullrush he broke his leg again and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew Jivarn to Christchurch Hospital for the second time!
Jivarn is recovering well and decided he wanted to do something to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. A few hours before his first accident, he picked up Rocket, a 200kg Friesian bull calf. Jivarn auctioned off Rocket to raise funds for the Service. The auction included free delivery of Rocket to anywhere in North Canterbury.
The auction raised $1,600 and Jivarn and his Mum, Lydia, came in for a base tour and to meet the crew that helped him after his accident and all funds from the auction were donated to the Canterbury West Coast Rescue Helicopter Trust, to support the life-saving work of Canterbury’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter service.