Event date: 
22 Jun 2021 - 11:45am
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Events & fundraisers

Thanks to the incredible support of the community we raised $40,355.70 in our 2021 Street Appeal. 



We are delighted to announce that we raised $40,355.70 in the Westpac Chopper Street Appeal across the Marlborough, Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa regions! 

During the day, we heard many stories of 'that time you saved my dad' or 'when you landed on my street'. If you shared your experience with us, thank you. It is always humbling to hear about the impact the Chopper has had on so many lives in the community. 

To the hundreds of volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to support their local Westpac Rescue Helicopter - we cannot thank you enough. The day is only made possible because of your support - thank you!

A massive thank you to our major sponsor Westpac – your countless hours and dedication have made this year’s Westpac Chopper Appeal truly awesome. Big shoutout to your Chopper Champs and everyone who got behind it this year. Ka mau te wehi!

We'd also like to give a special mention to Dion and Odette from The Neill Group and Code1 Medic for generously donating their time (and security van) to collect buckets from our volunteers safely. Thank you to Lindsay Keats Photography for capturing some great moments throughout the day.

Thank you to the various community groups, schools, and businesses who got involved, many of whom took over entire sites for the day. And thank you to super-volunteers Katie-Jane and Neville and the Blenheim Lions Club, who were area coordinators for the Hutt Valley and Marlborough regions, respectively.  

Finally - to everyone who generously donated to the Street Appeal - every dollar donated will keep your local Westpac Rescue Chopper flying. That's $40,355.70 that will help save mums, sons, granddads, granddaughters, neighbours, and friends in their time of need. 

We are continuously amazed by the generosity and support of this community. Thank you, thank you - and bring on 2022 💪💗