Share your journey with family and friends using our social media tiles, stories, signatures and more!

Encourage your employees and students to join the challenge

Below are some suggested pieces that you can put in your newsletter to encourage support from your teams. Further down the page you’ll also find Posters that you can print and put around your place of work, school or village.
You can modify them however you like to encourage your teams to take part and support our crews.

Companies

Join Us in Supporting the Rescue Helicopter!
We’re excited to offer the opportunity to participate in the Back to Base Virtual Challenge to raise funds for the Canterbury Westpac and the ROA Mining West Coast Rescue helicopters, and we invite you to join us! This challenge is a fantastic way to stay active and boost your health while contributing to a lifesaving cause. Whether you participate as a team or individually, you’ll be part of a community working together to support this vital service. Sign up, set your goals, and start fundraising today to make a real difference!

Schools

Join Us in Supporting the Rescue Helicopter!
We’re inviting our students to join our Back to Base Challenge to raise funds for the Canterbury Westpac and the ROA Mining West Coast Rescue helicopter! This is a great opportunity for you to stay active and healthy while supporting an amazing cause that saves lives all over our region. Every step counts! Sign up, set your goals, and start fundraising to help the Rescue Helicopter continue our incredible work. Let’s get moving and make a difference together!

What’s the distance from your school to Christchurch Hospital and Back to Base? Perhaps your school could cover a distance together as part of a mufti day event?

Your students could participate as a class, team up with friends, or go solo – every step counts! Sign up, set your goals, and start fundraising to help the Rescue Helicopter continue our incredible work. Let’s get moving and make a difference together!

Retirement villages

Let’s Support the Rescue Helicopter!
Airman Ron is challenging us to get Back to Base in support of the Canterbury Westpac and ROA Mining Rescue Helicopters. In 2022 he raised over $90,000 on his 90th birthday walks and, at 92, he’s ready to take on the challenge again. What can we do to support the cause? Whether its walking around the village once or a short walk each day, every bit of sponsorship is greatly appreciated.

Distance ideas

  • 9km quick dash – the distance from the Christchurch Hospital helipad Back to Base
  • 49km – the distance from Akaroa to Christchurch Hospital and Back to Base
  • 97km – the distance from Mt Hutt to Christchurch Hospital and Back to Base
  • 155km – the distance from Timaru Hospital to Christchurch Hospital and Back to Base

Statistics

If you’d like some statistics for your local area just drop us an e-mail and we can provide that for you.

  • 991 Missions in 2023
  • over 90% of patients were transported to hospital
  • 7% of missions are for children under 16
  • 75 were search and rescue missions

 

Posters

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Retirement homes
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Schools