Chopper Appeal

When a child's life hangs in the balance... your support can tip the scales.

Your rescue crew are trained to fly to an emergency at a moment's notice. Because when a child's life is in danger, every second counts. Every tool and piece of equipment they use to save lives is provided by generous supporters like you.
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Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Aerocool Rescue Helicopter

Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter


Tina thanks you for her life-saving flight
Last November, Tina was at home in Foxton Beach, completely unaware that her day was about to take an unexpected and dramatic turn.
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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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