The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust relies on donations to keep this service operating – it is not government funded.
Everybody knows someone who has had to use this service. It could be the difference between life and death in a car crash, sports injury, hunting, tramping or boating incident to name a few.
It costs $500 to send out the helicopter for one mission. Luisetti Seeds Operations Manager, Mark Frampton, is competing to raise enough money to sponsor one and hopefully two missions.
Mark is competing for the NZGSTA Gladiator’s team in the Canterbury Westcoast Air Rescue Team Challenge – Sunday 22 September at the Garden City Helicopter base near Christchurch Airport.
“We’ve created this team because we want to raise money and make a difference by participating in Rescue Crew Challenge 2019.” – NZGSTA Gladiators
The challenge: a team of four competing in mental and physical challenges designed by the Air Rescue team to emulate the challenges they face on rescue missions.
The team: Steve Pugh from GVI, Callum Davidson from Cropmark, George Gerrard from PGGW and Mark Frampton from Luisetti Seeds, with support from Tricia Radford and Thomas Chin from the NZGSTA administration.
Mark’s team will be having a tent on the day – come down to the Garden City Helicopter base near Christchurch Airport and support the team. If you’d like to donate or sponsor Mark, follow the link below to donate: