Ron's Walkathon for Air Rescue

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Ron's Walkathon - help raise $90,000 for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service


Before he turns 90 this year, Ron Towner wants to raise $90,000 for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. He plans to do it by walking around the block every day for 90 days. Ron has long admired the work of the Rescue Helicopter crews, and wants to help make a difference at a time when events and community fundraising for the Rescue Helicopter Service have been devastated by Covid. Each year the Trust needs to raise $6m to fully provision services to its communities. With the support of his family, Ron is ready for the challenge. He is challenging you, the community for whom this service is so important, to support his efforts by donating to help save lives.

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The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust fundraises to support the delivery of Canterbury's Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and the West Coast's ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter Service. Each year the Trust needs to raise $6m to provision the service 24/7.

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Funding will help support the core costs of service delivery, to help meet the annual shortfall in Government funding to deliver rescue helicopter services to our communities 24/7

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'Airman Ron's' Milestone  1 July 2022

For 'Airman Ron' July 2022 will see him reach a milestone birthday. Ron turns 90 years old later this month, and we would love for you to help him celebrate another milestone, by raising $90,000 for Canterbury's Westpac Rescue Helicopter. With Ron's Givealittle page and other campaign fundraising happening behind the scenes, he is over the $80k mark, so help him bring it home before the end of this month. And keep an eye out for an upcoming Seven Sharp episode, where a special birthday surprise will be revealed....

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Guest Donor 7 days ago
Good on ya m8
Barry 7 days ago
Keep it up Ron! Great effort.
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Guest Donor on 24 Jun 2022
Well done and thank you
Katrina on 24 Jun 2022
Good job, Ron. Stay safe on the icy pavements at this time of year :)
Christine on 24 Jun 2022

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