5. CHIP IN FOR CHOPPER
The Westpac Chopper Appeal street collection this Friday will help keep the Palmerston North rescue helicopter in the air.
Helicopters are cool. Ask the 270 families from around our region who last year had a whanau member plucked from the site of an accident or medical emergency and whisked to hospital.
‘‘We cover the Whanganui and Manawatu regions,’’ rescue pilot Chris Moody says. ‘‘That’s a large geographical area and a long trip by road to hospital. In 2015 we rescued 270 individuals. Without the chopper the outcomes may have been bleak.
‘‘In 2015 we rescued 270 individuals.’’ Chris Moody Rescue chopper pilot
Please give generously this Chopper Appeal – your donations save lives.’’
The Westpac Chopper appeal’s nationwide street appeal is on Friday May 6. Westpac funds the appeal’s costs and distributes 100 per cent of the money raised back to the local rescue helicopter trust.
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter will benefit from this month’s Westpac Chopper Appeal with the street collection this Friday.