Wellington Free Ambulance street appeal this week
Wellington Free Ambulance street appeal this
Wellington Free Ambulance is holding its annual
street appeal this week across Greater Wellington and the
Wellington Free is the only free ambulance
service in New Zealand and for it to stay that way, it needs
to raise vital funds.
“This ambulance service is unique
in New Zealand. Everywhere else patients get billed for
their ambulance help. Most of us have either had to use an
ambulance or have someone close who has at some point in
their lives. To keep operating completely free of charge to
patients, we rely heavily on donations,” says Wellington
Free CE Diana Crossan.
“We have a world class paramedic
service here and it is something we all should be very proud
of. Please help us to help you by making sure you have some
money available to drop in our buckets over the next few
The street appeal runs from Friday September 13
through to Sunday September 15.
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