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.

With your help, the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter swiftly came to his rescue, and flew Trevor to Wellington Hospital.

It’s been a long and challenging recovery. But Trevor found his feet again and decided that he wanted to give back.

So, with incredible determination, Trevor embarked on a monumental walk from Dannevirke to Wellington Hospital’s ICU – a total of 270 kilometers.

Trevor, we are so impressed with your dedication, hard work and passion – well done!

Not only did Trevor complete his walk, but he also exceeded his fundraising goal of $15,000, raising an astonishing $30,000 for your Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter.

“I wanted to hopefully raise enough funds to cover my rescue, and we exceeded that. Now I can pay it forward to save someone else’s life too!” – TREVOR

Trevor’s son, Daniel, was with him every step of the way. He is so proud of his dad, and said,

“Six months ago, I didn’t think he would be able to do this. I was worried about whether he’d be able to get up out of bed, and go to the bathroom by himself, and now he’s walking 50km a day unassisted.”

We are thrilled at Trevor’s recovery, and we are humbled that he’s chosen to give back in this way.

Thank you so much, Trevor!

To everyone who supports the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter by making gifts or through fundraising: you are making a huge difference, and we’re incredibly grateful.

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of caring people like you to do our work, saving lives in the community. We couldn’t do what we do, without you.

So once again - and from the bottom of our hearts: thank you.

If you, your club or organisation want to make a difference in your community by fundraising for your rescue helicopter, we’d love to help you!


You can reach our Fundraising Team at [email protected] or call 0800 11 10 10.