This year’s Westpac Chopper Appeal, held nationwide throughout May, as seen an incredible $30k raised to support the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter.
Westpac customers made donations and took part in fundraising activities in branches region wide, which included street collections in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North, Taradale, Wairoa and Waipak. Local businesses joined the ‘Wall of Fame’ in Westpac branches, and nearly 5,000 raffle tickets were sold to Westpac customers, friends and family.
Barbara Daniel, Regional Support for Westpac in Hawke’s Bay said, “Westpac are proud to support Rescue Helicopter services all over New Zealand, and we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers in Hawke’s Bay, who were amazing in supporting our local lifesaving service”
Laura Hyde, Marketing and Fundraising Manager said, “We are so grateful for the ongoing support of Westpac and all the hard work that we know that goes into the annual Chopper Appeal. The funds raised by Westpac staff, clients and customers, will go a long way in keeping our services free of charge and available 24/7 to everyone in Hawke’s Bay”