New truck for rescue service

FOR A GOOD CAUSE: A new Mazda BT50 Sports Utility from Gisborne Motors and Mazda will act as a mobile billboard for the ECT Rescue Helicopter service. From left Gisborne Motors Ted Stone, helicopter pilot Neil Dodds, Gisborne Motors Brian Read and ECT Rescue Helicopter chairman Patrick Willock. Picture by Strike Photography

GISBORNE Motors has teamed up with Mazda to boost the ECT Rescue Helicopter’s profile in the region.

A new Mazda BT50 Sports Utility will act as a mobile billboard for the service — which relies on the goodwill of the local community for much of its funding.

Trust chairman Patrick Willock says it is a great example of the way businesses can think creatively and get behind the lifesaving difference the service makes in Gisborne.

“Business partnerships are becoming an increasingly important part of our fundraising arsenal, so we are absolutely chuffed that Gisborne Motors and Mazda have offered us this opportunity.”

Gisborne Motors has been a long-time supporter of the trust. Dealer principal Brian Read says the team is excited to be involved and that this is their most meaningful contribution to date.

“As a team we understand how important the service is to the region and how challenging it can be to fundraise.

“The vehicle isn’t about giving the trust something fancy to drive around in. It is a way that we can provide a real opportunity to increase the ECT’s visibility to the public.

“With increased visibility comes improved understanding. With improved understanding comes an increased desire to support this lifesaving service.”

GISBORNE Motors has teamed up with Mazda to boost the ECT Rescue Helicopter’s profile in the region.

A new Mazda BT50 Sports Utility will act as a mobile billboard for the service — which relies on the goodwill of the local community for much of its funding.

Trust chairman Patrick Willock says it is a great example of the way businesses can think creatively and get behind the lifesaving difference the service makes in Gisborne.

“Business partnerships are becoming an increasingly important part of our fundraising arsenal, so we are absolutely chuffed that Gisborne Motors and Mazda have offered us this opportunity.”

Gisborne Motors has been a long-time supporter of the trust. Dealer principal Brian Read says the team is excited to be involved and that this is their most meaningful contribution to date.

“As a team we understand how important the service is to the region and how challenging it can be to fundraise.

“The vehicle isn’t about giving the trust something fancy to drive around in. It is a way that we can provide a real opportunity to increase the ECT’s visibility to the public.

“With increased visibility comes improved understanding. With improved understanding comes an increased desire to support this lifesaving service.”

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