Please help your rescue crew save more lives

Accident or emergency situations can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. It’s what happens next that matters.

Every minute counts. The sooner treatment begins, the greater the chance of patient recovery. When the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter is tasked to a life-saving emergency rescue mission via the emergency 111 call system, it is the best, and in many cases, the only option.

Founded in 1991, the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter is a free emergency rescue service for the Manawatu and Whanganui regions, bringing life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained Critical Care Flight Paramedics directly to the patient.

We cannot do what we do without the support of our community. We rely on the kindness of people like you to save lives every day.
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The Lifesaving Role of Roland’s Rescue Helicopter
For keen Mountain Biker Roland, a day in May last year turned into a critical situation and a whirlwind of emotions.
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You helped rescue Jess after a terrifying accident
Your caring support to Jess - in a moment of excruciating pain - is something she’ll never forget. As a keen horse rider, Jess adores galloping around Kiwitea with her riding group.
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Melbourne Cup Long Lunch Success!
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Property Brokers Palmerston North for hosting November’s Melbourne Cup Long Lunch event in support of your Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter!

It was incredible to see businesses…
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