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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Monday 18 December 2009 – 2010 supports Life Flight Trust as Nominated Charity.

LCA2010 delegates are invited to to make donations to the Life Flight Trust and be in to win an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience on Saturday 23rd January 2010. The highest donor/s will win the grand prize - a trip for four people as honorary crew-members on a helicopter winch training mission!

Delegates can donate as an individual and elect three friends of your choice to come along on this ride, OR enter as four people donating under one group name.

The Ultimate Prize:

Four people will be flown from the Life Flight Trust base in Wellington airport to a coastal training site where they will be winched from the chopper to the ground and up again all on an 8mm steel cable. A unique adrenaline-packed experience that money cannot *usually* buy.

The prize will also include

- A cooked breakfast by the crew at Life Flight's Air
Rescue Centre at Wellington International Airport at 8:00am
- A safety briefing from the crew
- Photo opportunity with crew and Westpac Rescue
- Return flights on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter
from base to training ground
- Participating on the winch training exercise

How do I make a donation and be in to win?

Donate with your credit card at All donations are made directly to The Life Flight Trust. Keep a look out around the venue screens for progress on donations. Remember you can donate individually or collaborate with others, and it will take place on Saturday 23 January (***see exceptions).

The winner of this unique opportunity will be the highest donation received by 5pm FRIDAY 22 JANUARY 2010, and the winner will be announced at the Penguin Dinner on Friday night, so make sure you include your contact details (including mobile phone number) when you bid so we can arrange your flight. Allow 2 hours for this experience.

LCA2010 team would like to thank those in advance for supporting Life Flight's critical emergency services, and encourage those who could not make LCA2010 this year to donate to them as the LCA2010 nominated charity.

Terms and conditions:

Life Flight is an emergency service. Emergency missions will take priority over the training mission. Due to safety requirements the training mission is also weather dependent, and may need to be postponed if the weather is not suitable or an emergency mission takes priority.

About is one of the world's best conferences for free and open source software! The coming, LCA2010, will be held at the Wellington Convention Centre in Wellington, New Zealand from Monday 18th January to Saturday 23rd January 2010. LCA2010 is fun, informal and seriously technical, bringing together Free and Open Source developers, users and community champions from around the world. LCA2010 is the second time has been held in New Zealand, with the first being Dunedin in 2006.

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About Linux Australia

Linux Australia ( is the peak body for Linux User Groups (LUGs) around Australia, and as such represents approximately 5000 Australian Linux users and developers. Linux Australia facilitates the organisation of this international Free Software conference in a different Australasian city each year.

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Emperor Penguin Sponsors

LCA2010 is proud to acknowledge the support of our Emperor Penguin Sponsors, InternetNZ and Google.

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