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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A huge thank you to the Lions Club of Woodville
Last December marked the 30th anniversary of the Lions Club of Woodville’s iconic Coast to Coast motorcycle ride, sponsored by Suzuki, raising much-needed funds for the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter.
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Colyton Bunnythorpe Lions Club funds essential piece of equipment
Thanks to funding from the Lions Club of Colyton Bunnythorpe the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter now has a new vacuum mattress onboard.
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Thank you for Eloise’s time-critical flight
Arriving in the buzzing ski town of Ohakune, three-year-old Eloise and her family were excited for her first trip to the snow and a fun weekend ahead.
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