Road Accident Remembrance Day

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The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust is proud to support the Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust The Road Traffic Accident Trust is holding a remembrance day on Saturday 3rd November that we are proud to support. Open to the general public, the day focuses on acknowledging all aspects of road traffic incidents. Canterbury West […]

Open Day is on this Sunday!

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Open Day 2.0 is just a few days away! Get excited! Our Air Rescue and Emergency Services Open Day is gearing up to be a huge event this weekend. On Sunday 28th October, we invite you to join the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew and other local Emergency Services for an action-packed day! A unique opportunity […]

Business Support Crew Event

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Last month we hosted a Business Support Crew Event, held at the GCH Aviation Air Emergency Centre. We welcomed over 120 guests and enjoyed presentations from Trust CEO, Christine Prince, Bryce Williamson (a patient), and the crew. Patients, their families and close friends were invited to come and meet the generous Business Support Crew. We are […]

Westpac Champion Business Awards

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The Trust was very proud to be a finalist at this year’s Westpac Champion Business Awards. The Business Awards celebrate excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the Canterbury region. The Trust was fortunate enough to be a finalist in the “Champion Community Impact Award – Medium/Large Scale Enterprise” category. Although we […]

Open Day 2.0

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Open Day excitement is starting to build! If you haven’t heard already, our Air Rescue and Emergency Services Open Day is gearing up to be a huge event next month. On Sunday 28th October we invite you to join the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew and other local Emergency Services for an action-packed day! We have […]

The Pioneer Adventure Race

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Team GCH Aviation will be racing in the 2018 Pioneer Adventure Race, a 6-day mountain bike stage race. Their goal is to raise awareness, and above all, to raise money for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter. This Iconic race is now in its third year and attracts riders from all around the world due to […]

Cycling to save lives

Brush those winter cobwebs off your mountain bikes and join the Rescue Helicopter team at the MTB Rogaine Series! Indeed, this is a great opportunity to improve your skills over a series of fun events and also raise money for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Suitable for all levels! MTB Rogaine Event 1 Sunday 15 […]

Hundred Jump Project

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Our community is always coming up with creative and exciting ways to raise money for the Rescue Helicopter Service. From racing in the Mongol Rally to holding Gala Dinners and even dressing up as Pirates. We thought we had seen it all. Until now. Introducing The Hundred Jump Project; the brainchild of local skydiving enthusiast Steve Gregor. […]

25 Years of Westpac’s Support Celebration

In May we celebrated 25 Years of Westpac’s support along with the team at Westpac and GCH Aviation – some of whom have been involved with the Rescue Helicopter Service that long! The celebration, held at the GCH Aviation Emergency AirCentre, looked at the Service’s history through an exhibition, and the 120 strong crowd listened […]