Underneath their red flight uniform and helmets your crew are everyday people, just like you and me, but with one big difference - we rely on them for extraordinary outcomes.

Your donation to Chopper Appeal will help your crew deliver more extraordinary outcomes in your community. Your donation will save lives.
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Please help your rescue crew save more lives

Accident or emergency situations can happen anywhere, anytime. It’s what happens next that matters.

The sooner treatment begins, the greater the chance of patient recovery. When the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter is tasked to a life-saving emergency rescue via the emergency 111 call system, it is the best and often the only option.

Founded in 1987, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter serves the Waikato, Coromandel and the King Country, bringing life-saving equipment and trauma-trained Critical Care Flight Paramedics directly to the patient.

We cannot do what we do without the support of our community. We rely on the kindness of people like you to save lives every day.
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Your Support Saves Lives Like Lou's
A fit and active couple, Keith and Lou Roebuck had travelled to Tokoroa in their motorhome to attend the Timber Town Romp.
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Your Support Makes a World of Difference
Your support ensures your rescue helicopter can be there for families like Ben’s at the scariest moments of their lives.
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Alan’s life was saved by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter
It took a split second for Alan to lose control of his bike.
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