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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.

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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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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Dan Thanks You for His Time Critical Flight
"Hurtling through the air all out of shape, I knew from experience it was going to be a very hard impact.
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Pat had the Life-Saving Flight he Needed, thanks to you
For 30 years, Pat has been walking the 1. 6km between his house and the bush daily, to check the water supply intake on his property.
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Thank you for coming to Pam’s rescue!
A simple and enjoyable horse ride on a local beach with friends couldn’t possibly go wrong…could it? Pam and her friends were enjoying riding their horses on Te Horo Beach, when a man walked over the sand dunes towards them wearing a large floppy hat.…
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