ECT chopper gets $9200 from Westpac’s NZ appeal

Generous support 'keeps us flying'.

Generous support 'keeps us flying'.

The nationwide Westpac Chopper Appeal raised $9269 for Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust and trust chairman Patrick Willock said they appreciated the generosity of the Gisborne-East Coast community.

Nationally, the bank’s annual appeal raised $1.22 million this year.

All donations from the Westpac Chopper Appeal are distributed back to the 16 rescue helicopter services across the country and the money raised here, stays here.

Westpac general manager consumer bank and wealth Simon Power said the total raised was due to the hard work and dedication of Westpac staff, volunteers and everyone who had given so generously again this year.

“This year’s chopper appeal has been focused on the concept of ‘Chopper Country’ and keeping people safe as they go out and live their lives to the fullest in New Zealand’s great outdoors — whether they’re at work or out exploring, as Kiwis do.” he said.

Mr Willock said the trust appreciated the continued support of Westpac.

“Not only in their appeal, but also their help at other fundraising events throughout the year.

“We take nothing for granted.

“Every little bit helps and the support of many keeps us flying.”

Donations are welcome throughout the year and can be made at www.chopperappeal.co.nz or any Westpac branch.

The nationwide Westpac Chopper Appeal raised $9269 for Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust and trust chairman Patrick Willock said they appreciated the generosity of the Gisborne-East Coast community.

Nationally, the bank’s annual appeal raised $1.22 million this year.

All donations from the Westpac Chopper Appeal are distributed back to the 16 rescue helicopter services across the country and the money raised here, stays here.

Westpac general manager consumer bank and wealth Simon Power said the total raised was due to the hard work and dedication of Westpac staff, volunteers and everyone who had given so generously again this year.

“This year’s chopper appeal has been focused on the concept of ‘Chopper Country’ and keeping people safe as they go out and live their lives to the fullest in New Zealand’s great outdoors — whether they’re at work or out exploring, as Kiwis do.” he said.

Mr Willock said the trust appreciated the continued support of Westpac.

“Not only in their appeal, but also their help at other fundraising events throughout the year.

“We take nothing for granted.

“Every little bit helps and the support of many keeps us flying.”

Donations are welcome throughout the year and can be made at www.chopperappeal.co.nz or any Westpac branch.

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