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Big support for ‘local’ ambulance service

Big support for ‘local’ ambulance service

The Greater Wellington and Wairarapa communities have collectively donated $120,000 to support their local ambulance service for another year.

Wellington Free Ambulance chief executive, Diana Crossan, said the recent annual appeal was a resounding success and showed just how much the regions valued their free ambulance service.

Wellington Free Ambulance is the only emergency ambulance service operating in Greater Wellington and the Wairarapa.

It is also the only ambulance service in New Zealand that doesn’t charge the public.

“We see ourselves as very much a local ambulance service; a community service that’s unique to the Wellington and Wairarapa areas,” Ms Crossan said.

“We also pride ourselves on being a free service, and because we don’t charge patients we rely on the public’s generosity.”

She said Wellington Free staff are very grateful for the financial support the ambulance service received as a result of this year’s fundraising.

“The public was very generous this year and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who gave of their time and dipped into their pockets.”

Hundreds of volunteers donated their time to the street appeal which was held on September 12 – 14 September.


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