Rescue helicopter needs support
MOST of us know the actions of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter and its staff are heroic, and now they have been recognised by the website Everyday Hero.
The essential service, which is based in Lismore and started in 1982, is on call 24 hours per day, 365 days a year to help save lives.
Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter fundraising manager Zeke Huish said the helicopter performed on average six to seven missions per week, covering an area from the Queensland Border, south to Macksville and west to Glenn Innes and Tenterfield.
“As a charity, we are supported by the community and businesses sector who help fundraise over 60% of our operating budget each year,” Mr Huish said.
“By registering your support on Everyday Hero, you will be showing everyone that you care about the lives and families that are affected when a loved one becomes a patient onboard the rescue helicopter.”
The everyday Hero website is an online portal that enables donations to be made to charities and not for profit groups registered with the organisation.