Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue
provides urgent assistance to people who need it most,
making your donation go a long way.

How you can support us…

Make a Donation

Your contribution today will help us keep this vital service flying, saving the lives of New Zealanders in their time of extreme need!

Become a Corporate Partner

Our business supporters play a vital role in allowing us 
to support a full-time rescue helicopter service.
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Leave a Legacy

When you choose to leave a gift in your will, we guarantee that your generosity will continue to save lives beyond your own lifetime.

Organise a Fundraiser

You can support us by fundraising, we rely on our community to help fund this life-saving Service.

The crew, led by Crew Chief Rick Knight, attend over 1000 mission a year across the region.

After the call comes through, the crew are in the air within 10 minutes by day and 20 minutes at night.

“With more and more people in our community needing to use this service, and with costs increasing, the need for support has never been greater.” Christine Prince, Trust CEO

Helping to keep this service going is the biggest help you can offer – it really makes a difference!

In our latest Impact Report you can see the effect of your donations.

Thank you

Rick Knight

Rick Knight
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Chopper Appeal 2023

Help us make a difference in the skies! Support the 2023 
Air Rescue Chopper Appeal and contribute to saving lives.


When you’re 2 hours from a hospital the Chopper may be your only chance

News and stories from our staff, patients, families and investors that make the difference…

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Our Stories

Find out how your donations continue to support 
Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue.
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Ways to donate

Discover the ways you can help make a difference.