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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.

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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Thank you for Eloise’s time-critical flight
Arriving in the buzzing ski town of Ohakune, three-year-old Eloise and her family were excited for her first trip to the snow and a fun weekend ahead.
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Tracey's Story
On a clear day in January 2022, Tracey and Tony were enjoying a day out each on their own motorcycles.
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Tracey's Story
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Ciara's Story
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