The last two years have been uniquely challenging, and as communities have come to terms with ‘the new normal’ of living with Covid restrictions we have certainly seen the impact on fundraising. Therefore, it has never been more important than now that we look to try and form partnerships that will ultimately ensure the long-term viability of the Trust and the Rescue Helicopter Service.
St Vianney’s Timaru Trust recently committed to multi-year funding to support service delivery (mission) costs totalling $500,000 over the next five years. It is a huge commitment, and one for which we are incredibly grateful. The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust contributes $5,000 to the cost of every rescue helicopter mission, so the St Vianney’s Timaru Trust funding will help 100 patients at their time of greatest need over the next 5 years.