RESCUE HELICOPTER EVENTS

Find out about how you can support our upcoming events
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Open Day

Sunday 28th October 2018

Join the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew and other local Emergency Services for an action-packed day of activities & skills demonstrations at the NEW GCH Aviation Emergency Air Centre.

Gold coin entry with FREE parking on-site.

•NZ Police
•St John
•Fire & Emergency NZ
•NZ Flying Doctor Service
•Red Cross
•Alpine Cliff Rescue Team
•Sumner Life Boat
•Scenic Flights for $70 p/p

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more info!

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Road Accident Remembrance Day

Saturday 3rd November 2018

The Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Trauma Charitable Trust is holding the annual Road Accident Remembrance Day on Saturday 3rd November at North Hagley Park's lakefront.

This is a commemorative event to remember those that have passed away in road traffic related crashes over the previous year. Acknowledging the survivors but also thanking the emergency response services and roading contractors that attend road traffic-related crashes. They will also be thanking those that assist with the post-accident care and recovery such as emergency hospital staff, primary health care providers, whanau and their support persons.

It is a family-friendly event. With refreshments and a BBQ to follow.

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Selwyn Motor Fest

Sunday 25th November 2018

Fun family day out with cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm vehicles. With lots of things for the whole family to see and do!

Proceeds will be donated to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. So come along and help save lives in your community.

Follow their Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest info.

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Hundred Jump Project

December 2018

The Hundred Jump Project; the brainchild of local skydiving enthusiast Steve Gregor. Steve wants to set a New Zealand record and to raise money for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter by completing 100+ skydives in one day.

“I wanted to take an idea that seemed impossible, and then not only make it a reality but do it to raise money for a worthwhile cause. The Hundred Jump Project is that idea, and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter is that cause," says Steve.

There will be 2 planes, 3 pilots, 6 parachutes, 30+  ground crew. In addition to 1 jumper and 15 hours of daylight to complete the ultimate skydiving marathon.

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Rescue Crew Challenge

March 2019

The Rescue Crew Challenge is an action-packed event for your crew, that will test your teamwork, fitness, and problem-solving abilities. The Challenge is designed by the rescue crew themselves to reflect the everyday challenges they face on the job.

The biggest part of this challenge is saving a life.

Can you and your crew raise $5,000 to save a life? Here’s what you need to do

1. Get your crew together.
Crews are made up of 4 team members of any age and fitness level.

2. Start fundraising.
There are no limits; go out to your networks, friends and family to ask for support.

3. Challenge day.
A day event where you will go head to head with other crews to test fitness, teamwork, and problem-solving abilities. Your fundraising will affect various aspects of the challenge day - so keep up the fundraising efforts!

We rescued over 900 people

in 2017 alone

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