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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.

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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You helped save Trevor’s life last year!
Now, this brave 62-year-old is giving back. Ten months ago, Trevor experienced a harrowing tree-felling accident in the remote Tararua District.
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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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Tracey's Story
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Everyday People, Extraordinary Outcomes
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Ciara's Story
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