Wellington Free call for help answered with $111,000
Wellington Free call for help answered with
Wellington Free Ambulance is extremely
grateful to the people of Greater Wellington and the
Wairarapa after this year’s street appeal, held over three
days in September, raised a total of $111,000.
Executive Diana Crossan said “We are thrilled at the
generosity of people across our region. The giving of
$111,000 in the street appeal shows we have great support
and we hope the public can continue to be generous with
their donations throughout the year”.
Crossan says it is important that people in Greater
Wellington and the Wairarapa keep giving. “Wellington
Free Ambulance is the only free ambulance service in the
country and as a result relies heavily on donations to keep
it that way. We need to raise around $5 million each year to
supplement government funding so we still need help from the
public to keep our service
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