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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YOUR STORIES

Ashton’s Birthday Party Fundraiser 
Ashton and his mum Sarah wanted to do something special for Ashton’s 5th birthday party – so they planned a no-presents party and instead asked guests to donate to the rescue helicopter.
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ANDREW THANKS YOU FOR HIS LIFE-SAVING FLIGHT 
When agricultural contractor Andrew’s tractor rolled on a steep hill on a remote farm in Tiraumea, he knew the rescue helicopter was his only option.
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Colin's Life-Saving Flight with the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter
Rural contractor, Colin Howes, was driving home and stopped at the end of his long drive to collect his mail.   Getting out of his car he suddenly became breathless.
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