Life flight Trust

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Thanks to Fa­gan Mo­tors Master­ton, Life Flight’s fleet not only tra­verses the skies, but also the roads. With Fa­gan Mo­tors do­nat­ing a shiny trio of Mazda ve­hi­cles for day-to-day op­er­a­tions, Life Flight can con­cen­trate their fund­ing to their work in the skies – sav­ing lives. As a char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion, com­mu­nity sup­port is cru­cial. Op­er­at­ing 24/7, 365 days a year, Life Flight’s West­pac Res­cue He­li­copter flies in the lower North and up­per South Is­lands at­tend­ing scenes where lo­ca­tion is re­mote or dif­fi­cult, or when speed to hos­pi­tal is crit­i­cal. The Life Flight Air Am­bu­lance pro­vides na­tional trans­porta­tion for crit­i­cally ill pa­tients re­quir­ing ur­gent spe­cial­ist care – imag­ine a fly­ing in­ten­sive care ward at 30,000ft for an ac­cu­rate pic­ture. So, why did Fa­gan Mo­tors choose to sup­port Life Flight? Ceo/dealer Prin­ci­pal Keith Allen says it’s sim­ple re­ally, they do so on be­half of the en­tire Master­ton Com­mu­nity. They see the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of a largely ru­ral com­mu­nity like Master­ton that as with many pro­vin­cial ar­eas of New Zealand, has a hos­pi­tal that can only pro­vide up to a cer­tain level of care. In the past year, 206 peo­ple in the Wairarapa have been helped by Life Flight. Fa­gan Mo­tors saw an op­por­tu­nity to sup­port this life-sav­ing ser­vice by be­com­ing part of the Life Flight fam­ily of spon­sors. Un­der­stand­ing both Life Flight’s ethos and re­quire­ments, Fa­gan Mo­tors helped choose a Mazda fleet for Life Flight. Keith says, “we wanted to put Life Flight into an eco­nomic cost ef­fec­tive fleet that suited their re­quire­ments. Mazda was the ob­vi­ous choice not only be­cause of the sched­uled Mazda care ser­vice plan, but be­tween Life Flight, Mazda and Fa­gan Mo­tors, we share the same sort of val­ues when it comes to sup­port­ing our com­mu­nity. Both the Mazda CX5 and Mazda 3 are very fuel ef­fi­cient, have great per­for­mance and fit well with Life Flight’s im­age.” Con­nect­ing Life Flight’s Air Res­cue Cen­tre and Welling­ton Hos­pi­tal, the Mazda CX5 pro­vides the nec­es­sary space for the spe­cial­ist doc­tors and flight nurses and their equip­ment; while the Mazda 3 pro­vides a smooth driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for Life Flight’s crew and staff, wher­ever they need to drive within New Zealand – and as a na­tion­wide ser­vice, their work takes them all over. Printed with Life Flight’s logo, the fleet also pro­vides a strong pres­ence within the com­mu­nity. The his­tory of Life Flight be­gins in the wake of tragedy. After the dis­as­trous sink­ing of the Wahine in 1968 that claimed 51 lives, a lo­cal plumber, Pe­ter But­ton, de­clared “there has to be a bet­ter way!” as he stood amidst the after­math on the Welling­ton coast. In 1975 his dream was re­alised when New Zealand’s first Res­cue He­li­copter took to the skies. Since then, more than 28,000 lives have been saved by Life Flight’s West­pac Res­cue He­li­copter and Air Am­bu­lance Plane with the help of a ded­i­cated and tal­ented team. Life Flight shares a wealth of in­spir­ing sto­ries from their past pa­tients. It is

real life New Zealan­ders shar­ing their per­sonal ac­counts that is the real tes­ta­ment to the life-sav­ing work be­ing achieved by Life Flight ev­ery day. Check it out your­self on our web­site at, https://lifef­light.org.nz/pa­tient-sto­ries The op­por­tu­nity for busi­nesses to sup­port Life Flight as part of their spon­sor pro­gramme (like Fa­gan Mo­tors), or as a com­mu­nity part­ner or com­mu­nity spon­sor, is a way to en­sure con­tin­ued se­cure fi­nan­cial sup­port whilst al­low­ing th­ese busi­nesses and groups to af­fil­i­ate them­selves with the work Life Flight does – it is a great op­por­tu­nity to show a busi­ness cares about peo­ple. Life Flight can­not af­ford a day when they don’t fly. The gen­eros­ity and thought­ful­ness of com­mu­nity minded busi­nesses like Fa­gan Mo­tors is in­te­gral to this char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion’s abil­ity to save lives.

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