Willie McBride and Katrina Henderson fundraise for the Rescue Helicopter
15 year old aspiring pilot, Willie McBride has been tremendously successful in his recent fundraising efforts for the Trust. Similarly, Katrina Henderson has fundraised for the Trust for several years on the West Coast.
Willie has been a strong supporter of the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust since 2017, running raffles in 2017 and 2019 to raise funds for the NZCC Rescue Helicopter Service. Willie’s ability to engage and rally his local community has been extraordinary. A significant number of raffle prizes were obtained from local businesses, including some superb all-inclusive weekends away on the West Coast.
In total Willie has raised over $16,000 for the Trust, including $8,176.84 in 2019. With each rescue mission requiring $5,000 of community support, his efforts will make a life-saving difference for at least three people in our community.
Katrina Henderson has been a strong supporter of the Air Rescue Trust for over 4 years, raising funds from calendar sales, as well as organizing local fundraising events in the Franz Josef community, including movie nights and fun runs.
The Trust wishes to thank Katrina, Willie for their outstanding support.