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Patients and donors are at the heart of everything we do.  Your stories are a powerful testament to human strength, courage, vulnerability, and hope.

Your stories inspire others and bring awareness to the lifesaving work undertaken by the highly skilled personnel onboard the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter, who are saving lives every day.

If you have experienced our service or held a fundraising event or activity for your rescue helicopter, you have a story to tell, and we’d love for you to share it. Click here to share your story.

James was rescued deep in rugged terrain thanks to you!
In July, your Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter was tasked to an activated beacon in the rugged Tararua Ranges, up beyond Otaki Forks near the Waitewaewae Hut.
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A GLITTERING SUCCESS - the John Turkington Forestry Red & Blue Charity Ball
Kind, caring people like you raise much needed funds at the John Turkington Forestry Red & Blue Charity Ball 

Since 2018, good-hearted people like you have been raising money for your local emergency services at an…
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Your generosity helped rescue Camden from his remote location
On a vast, picturesque sheep and beef farm between Woodville and Paihiatua, outdoor-loving teenager Camden, had plans to go camping with his mate on his parents’ farm.
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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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