Our business supporters play a vital role in allowing us to support a full-time rescue helicopter service to each and everyone of us in the Canterbury and West Coast regions.

Aligning yourself to a life-saving local service can benefit your business through staff engagement, a sense of social responsibility, and the opportunity to increase the value of your brand to the community and customers.

We have several Business Support Crew options, including Mission Support where we dedicate a full rescue mission to your business on behalf of a patient. Various marketing benefits are available to promote your involvement and support of this life saving service.

For details on how your business can directly support the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service please contact:

Sean Simpson
Business Support Crew
021 986 984


We are incredibly grateful to the generous partners who are currently supporting our work and share our vision of being there when we are needed most.

More and more New Zealand companies are recognising the importance of working with like-minded charities. Working with a charity can offer a sense of community and helps build stronger teams and boosts morale.

A charity partnership is about alignment and the synergy across the two organisations, ensuring there is a good fit in values, goals and brands.

Why choose to partner with us?

The main benefit of supporting the rescue helicopter is knowing that you are really making a difference and helping to save lives.

The Rescue Helicopter Service and brand is one of the most widely recognised and respected brands in New Zealand. The New Zealand public and Reader's Digest voted the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Most Trusted Charity Brand for 2018 and we received Highly Commended Trusted Charity Brand in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

We offer a unique tailored-made approach with each partner including -

  • Branding opportunities on the rescue helicopters (Westpac Rescue Helicopters in Canterbury, ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter on the West Coast)
  • Public exposure (the rescue helicopters are on missions and are in the public eye on average of three times per day)
  • Potential branding opportunities at the new GCH Aviation Emergency Air Centre
  • General media exposure (print and digital)
  • Invitations to VIP tours, exclusive events and staff engagement opportunities

For details on Corporate Partnerships please contact:

Kathryn Marshall
Development Director

021 224 1474

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