Help us raise $1.4 million

We need to

  • Increase the response capability of the rescue helicopters by 20%; and
  • Improve patient outcomes by delivering
    • New Technologies
    • Advanced Medical Equipment
    • Exceptional Training
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2023 in numbers

Our mission numbers are increasing

2023 missions were up 6.5% from 2022

Canterbury mission numbers were up almost 5%

West Coast mission numbers were up 10%

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How much can you give?

We welcome one-off gifts or pledges over multiple years;

all support will contribute to these game changing projects that will raise the bar and save more lives across our region.

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St Vianney’s Matched Giving

For every gift donated to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s Mission 2026 campaign, St Vianney’s Timaru Trust will match it dollar for dollar up to the value of $100,000.

“We really hope that this match fund gift will inspire residents and business owners to collectively support our Westpac Rescue Helicopter service. We never know when we might need their help, and it brings peace of mind to know that this 24/7 service provides speed and access when it is needed the most,” says Dale Walden, Trustee of St. Vianney’s Timaru Trust.

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Ongoing training is essential to ensure the crew are competent and confident when they are called out.

By giving access to higher levels of training, along with the best equipment, we give patients the highest chance of positive outcomes.

The Four Pillars

The four MISSION 2026 projects are interrelated, so we need to secure the total funding to reap the full rewards of the combined initiatives and save more lives.

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Cost – The Four Pillars

The Trust, CWCART, are proactively applying for grants and seeking funding through campaigns.

However, it is estimated the shortfall will be $1.4 million.

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Get in touch

If you are interested in supporting Mission 2026, we would love the opportunity to meet with you, share our vision and talk through the options.

For a chat, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Kathryn Marshall
Fundraising & Development Director
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