Shorebird Coast Fun Run

By Sarah Laurie

I'm fundraising for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

What I will be doing: Shorebird Coast Run 12km    August 31st

I want to do this because: I am raising funds for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter because I know firsthand how vital this service is to our communities. In 2017 the Crew from the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter saved my dad's life after a nasty car accident. The speed in getting Dad to hospital for surgery is what saved him. I will forever be grateful to them, and this is why I am running the Shorebird Coast Run to help raise the funds needed to keep them in the air. 

About this service: The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter is a fully-fledged air emergency medical service that services the whole of the Waikato region, including the Coromandel and the King Country. It brings life-saving equipment and rescue personnel directly to patients, 24/7, 365 days a year, and is staffed by an amazing & experienced crew of Critical Care Flight Paramedics (CCFP), Crewmen and Pilots. Donations from fundraising go towards the operational costs, which helps ensure the rescue helicopter can continue to carry out life-saving missions, whenever and wherever needed.