Running throughout May, the Westpac Chopper Appeal is an important national fundraising event where Westpac staff, with support from their customers, raise awareness and funds for the charities that provide New Zealand’s rescue helicopter services.
Every dollar raised from the Chopper Appeal here in Hawkes Bay goes straight back to the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter, meaning money raised locally, stays local.
in 2017, Hawkes Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust’s General Manager, Ian Wilmot, said, “We are continually overwhelmed by the generosity of locals and could not be prouder to be part of this community.
“Thank you very much to everyone who gave of their time, money and resources to see such a fantastic amount collected for our local chopper service. Each and every donation makes a big difference to help us keep doing what we do and we are very grateful.”
Donations are welcome throughout the year and can be made at www.chopperappeal.co.nz or any Westpac branch.