5. CHIP IN FOR CHOP­PER

The West­pac Chop­per Ap­peal street col­lec­tion this Fri­day will help keep the Palmer­ston North res­cue he­li­copter in the air.

The Tribune (NZ) - - WELCOME - Con­tri­bu­tions can be made at any West­pac branch and at chop­per­ap­peal.co.nz

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.

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The Palmer­ston North Res­cue He­li­copter will ben­e­fit from this month’s West­pac Chop­per Ap­peal with the street col­lec­tion this Fri­day.

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