2021 Winners Announced.
Typically at this time of year, we would be holding our Business Support Crew event at the base, allowing us to thank you in person, as well as conducting our annual signage draw. It’s a great shame that for the second year running we haven’t been able to do this, however, we will be striving to hold the event sometime in early 2022, and will be in touch accordingly. Fingers crossed!
In the meantime, we are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s draw as follows:
Annual Signage Draw
Congratulations to Brown Glassford & Co Ltd who has won this year’s signage draw and will be getting their name on the rescue helicopter for 12 months. The business has been a longstanding supporter of the rescue helicopter, going all the way back to 2000. The company’s clients are predominantly rural based and therefore are very aware of the importance of the helicopter to the rural and remote areas.
The winner of the Mission Support scenic flight is Ted Rollinson of Ted Rollinson Enterprises. Ted will be boarding a civilian chopper for a flight over Christchurch City, Lyttelton Harbour and Bays. Rumour has it this isn’t Ted’s first helicopter flight. Apparently, as a father’s day gift, he once got flown by some bloke named McCaw…? Ted and Sue have been extremely generous with their support of the service, as well as the community as a whole. Congratulations again.
Premium Mission Supporter
A special acknowledgement to Rylib Group Ltd and Kelly & John Nichols, who this year have joined our Premium Mission Support level. Rylib Group covered the shortfall of two full rescue missions, both flown on September 18th, in Waipara and Washpen Falls respectively. Our thanks to Kelly and John, and I would like to thank Kelly for all the extra time and energy she puts in on our behalf, helping to raising awareness and additional support for the service.
Welcome to Janene Walker, who will be working with me as part of our ongoing fundraising for the Business Support Crew. Janene may be giving some of you a call at some point, and as always, please feel free to ask Janene any questions you may have regarding your support, or the service itself.
As we head into the Christmas and New Year period, thank you again to all our business supporters for your continued generosity and support, especially during what have been some fairly uncertain times. Your support continues to make a huge impact, ultimately allowing the crew to give patients the best possible chance of survival. Again, lives are being saved.
If you are interested in becoming a Mission Supporter, please contact Sean Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him directly on 021 986 984.r
Business Support Crew Coordinator