By Anne Fredricsen

I'm fundraising for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter service was founded in 1987 and has touched the lives of more than 13,000 patients.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter services the Waikato, Coromandel and King Country region in the North Island. Providing a 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year.

Providing a fully-fledged air emergency medical service with the employment of our own full-time experienced Critical Care Flight Paramedics (CCFP), Crewmen and Pilots. Our crews offer a diverse range of attributes and experience to our operation. Each member of the team brings a specialist skillset, enhancing the safety and efficiency of rescue missions.

My Updates

The Personal Challenge & Idea to Fundraise

Wednesday 12th Oct
Hi there
My name is Anne Fredricsen of Benneydale, King Country in the central North Island of New Zealand.

In August 2022, immediately after finishing the Taupo Marathon (42 kms or 26 miles), I was talking to a fellow Marathoner, who said there were several Marathons coming up in September, which would mean FIVE FULL MARATHONS in just THREE WEEKS.. 

Due to two of these being deferred from 2020 & one from May 2022, I was already pre-entered for three of the five.

So immediately I had the idea, if other Marathon Family from around the country (New Zealand wide)  were taking these on, why not set my Personal Challenge of FIVE in THREE WEEKS also but use this, not just for my own purposes but to benefit The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter by raising some money in the process; -  hoping others might believe it was a reasonable effort on my part & well worth donating to such a fantastic  life-saving cause.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Customers Of Te Kuiti Liquorland



Dave Parlane

All 4 a GOOD Purpose


Murray Paterson


Elwyn Young


Sarah De Jong

Bernie would have soooo loved to have done this sort of thing if his legs allowed him. He would be so proud of you and such a good cause. Well done Anne. You are amazing. Lots of love xxx



Hi Anne Hope conditions for tomorrows run Alan



A wonderful cause Anne You did amazing in the marathons 💜


Tau Holden

A great cause Anne xx


James Darwent

WELL DONE Anne You really put the effort in


Jill Harding - Jilly's Hut, Benneydale



Anne Fredricsen

You Got this


Tom & Bev Harris

We’ll done Anne, what an amazing effort.


Brian Gasson


The Green Cart, Te Kuiti & Customers (incl Mitre 10 Staff, Te Kuiti)

AMAZING Effort Anne. Such a Wonderful Cause.


Angela M Reece

Your an inspiration Anne and what a great course to fund raise for. I'm with you 💯 and thank you Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter for all the fantastic work you all do and for all the lives you save. I PUT OUT A CHALLENGE TO EVERYONE TO EQUAL MY AMOUNT OR DOUBLE IT or just donate what you can for Westpac Rescue Helicopter and to support Anne for getting out there and doing all these Marathons to help support our community.



Huge achievement well done anne


Heather Flay



Well done



Awesome Effort!! Proud of You Anne


Harvey Watts


Joy Clements

Well done on the Queenstown Marathon Anne!!!


Beth Gollan


Te Kuiti Liquorland Customers

Well Done !!


Shane Morresey

All done Anne


Angela M Reece


Marie Whyme

You WIN Anne. It was VENUS !!


Bill Holloway

Well Done Anne


Kirsty Lamberton