Life Flight

Each week 28 people need time-critical aeromedical care. With your support, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Air Ambulance Planes are there in their moment of need.

Life Flight Gala, presented by Hiremaster

Thank you for your support

On September 21st, Life Flight hosted a spectacular night of fundraising and entertainment at our fifth Life Flight Gala Dinner, presented by Hiremaster. With four successful galas behind us, this fifth edition surpassed all expectations. Our incredible partners, sponsors, and friends, the crew behind the crew, gathered at the heart of our operations to meet the team, marvel at the gorgeous space, and raise vital funds. This year, the incredible generosity in the room raised over $107,000! 

Guests were welcomed into our aircraft hangars, which had been transformed by our event sponsor, Hiremaster, into a luxurious, five-star venue. With canapes served right next to the Westpac Chopper and the Air Ambulance plane hangar becoming a beautiful banquet hall. Nation-beloved Hilary Barry welcomed the guests as our MC, and after dinner, we heard the touching patient story of Santiago from his parents, Kylie and Fede. 

A heartfelt thank you to Hiremaster for their tireless work and dedication, transforming our rather functional hangar into a truly spectacular venue year after year. Across the five galas, Hiremaster has raised over $500,000. A remarkable achievement owed to Hiremaster and the fantastic event sponsors over the years. 

Special appreciation goes to Pak’nSave Petone, our outstanding wine sponsor, AV Media for crafting a stunning atmosphere, and Star Hospitality for providing delectable food and catering. 

Our thanks extend to the event’s other vital sponsors, including Fortune Favours Beer, Graphic Solutions, Grouse Lighting, Horrobin and Hodge, Ian Klinac, Hilary Barry, Paula Bevege, DJ Luke, Pivotal Print, Shaun Preston, DBreweries, Gala Bid, InStyle Executive, and Brady Dryer. 

Special mentions to the fabulous prize contributors, including Westpac for their framed piece of sporting history and The Village Goldsmith, who captivated our guests with a custom jewellery piece experience. A shout-out to other incredible prize contributors, 

Air Chathams, Hotel Chathams, Flowerpot Bay Lodge, Eden Park, David Hasselhoff, Wellington Airport, Longwood Lodge, Wairarapa Escapes, Rose & Smith, Hiremaster, QT Hotels, The Hurricanes, and the incredible silent auction contributors 

Another heartfelt thank you to our fantastic supporters, our crew behind the crew, who keep us flying to save time and save lives.  Here’s to an even more fantastic 2024!  

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