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Red & Blue Ball Raises Money for Rescue Helicopter

Red & Blue Ball Raises Money for Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter have gratefully received a donation from the Red & Blue ball that was held in July this year.

A celebration of the essential emergency services within Palmerston North and the Manawatu, the night was packed with entertainment and a charity auction enjoyed by all those who attended. Held at the Awapuni Racing Centre, the ball raised just over $10,000, with the proceeds going directly to the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter is an essential emergency service for the Manawatu - Whanganui regions. In a life or death situation it is the speed and agility of the rescue helicopter that can make all the difference. This essential service can reduce disability and improve the chance of survival – the sooner treatment begins the greater chance of patient recovery.

Community generosity powers the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter. Funds generated through the support of our communities, sponsors and partners covers half of the annual expenses required to operate the rescue helicopter; without this support, our life-saving service would not exist.

Due to the Ball’s success, it will be held again on the 12 May 2018.


Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient. For further information about PSRT visit our website rescue.org.nz

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