The generosity and support of New Zealanders keeps this service flying and helps us to upgrade important medical equipment; and improve patient outcomes. A gift to the Rescue Helicopter Service really does make a difference.

Become one of our Support Crew

Donating regularly gives us more secure funding and makes the service more sustainable. As a member of our Support Crew we will keep you updated on everything happening here at the base.

You can support a complete mission

1 mission- $5,000
2 missions - $10,000
4 missions - $20,000.
Or give a monthly gift - $20, $3o, $50, or your choice

The crew, led by Crew Chief Rick Knight, attend over 1000 missions 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. 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.

Rick Knight
Rick Knight
Crew Chief
“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
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Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue.
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Ways to donate

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