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Corporates and funders combine effort to fund new ambulance

News release – Corporates and funders combine effort to fund new ambulance

Today Wellington Free Ambulance introduces a new replacement ambulance into its fleet, thanks to the generosity of Kiwibank, New Zealand Community Trust, and Todd Corporation.

It is one of the six replacement ambulances the organisation needs every year to keep its vehicles and equipment at the leading edge for patient care.

There to see it off from the Wellington Free Ambulance Thorndon Station at 3.00pm will be Kiwibank Chief Executive, Paul Brock, Anne Groufsky of the Todd Corporation and Mike Knell of NZCT.

Wellington Free Ambulance Chief Executive Diana Crossan says the support of the organisations is hugely appreciated.

“At $240,000 per fully equipped vehicle, it’s a big investment, and one that’s crucial to keep our free ambulance service working at peak performance, 24/7.”

Businesses and funders donating significant sums of money for big ticket items is an essential part of Wellington Free Ambulance’s fundraising effort. Head of fundraising, Helen Carter says it’s this, along with the support that Wellington Free gets from its whole community, that brings it all together.

“It’s lovely to know that staff from the organisations here today will be out on the street helping with our Onesie Day collection on Friday.

“It takes all parts of the community – from the corporates and small businesses, to foundations, to our loyal and generous individuals, to the hundreds of volunteers collecting for us who make up the money we need to keep Wellington Free Ambulance here and free for all of us.”

Thank you Kiwibank, NZ Community Trust and Todd Corporation for your generous donations – you’re making a big difference to the people of Greater Wellington and Wairarapa.


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