The Flight Centre K2 is delighted to be able to support the Auckland Helicopter Rescue Trust. They play such an important role in both Auckland and the region generally. They also help to support our event and play a crucial role in the safety network that surrounds the Flight Centre K2.
You may be familiar with the work they do in the community, but what you probably don’t know is that ARHT now go to more missions than ever. In 2014 alone they flew an incredible 1108 missions throughout the Greater Auckland & Coromandel regions. This is an incredible mission workload for 2 helicopters, and by far the heaviest in New Zealand.
ARHT’s motto is Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere. This means helping people of any age, gender & nationality, wherever they can get to them, 24 hours a day. Although each and every mission costs over $7000, this community service is 100% free of charge thanks to the good will and generosity of community members like you.
Without your support they simply can’t fly, or save lives.
If you’d like to read just a small snippet of some of their stories, go HERE
As with anything in life, it’s important to have goals for your fundraising. As charity we have a number of costs that can be covered by your valuable fundraising:
$100 - 1 full minute of flight time. Doesn’t sound like much, but it gets the chopper about 5km closer to the next patient
$200 - 1 pair of ‘raptor’ scissors – the crew use these to remove clothing, seatbelts or other material objects
$650 - High-res binoculars, enabling the flight crew to spot people from more than 2km away
$1,000 - EPURB – a personal locator beacon that is absolutely critical if any of the crew are to get into any danger
$2,500 - Covers half a rescue mission. If two teams were able to raise this you will be combining to get someone to the care they need
$3,800 - The price of a new flight helmet, one of the most valuable pieces of kit for a rescue helicopter crew member
$5,000 - Covers a full rescue mission on your own – if you did this we would send out a dedicated photo for each member of your team
Whilst we would love everyone to raise the full $5,000 or even more to cover the cost of a mission, we understand that this is a huge ask. We’re asking individuals to set themselves a minimum goal of $750, and teams to set themselves a goal of $2500 – half a lifesaving mission.
While you may do the race as an individual pursuit – fundraising as a team can be a lot easier. You can tap into group networks, hold events and of course pool your fundraising efforts into one large sum. Better results for your team mean better results for the chopper.
Signing up is easy – click here and you’ll be taken directly to the fundraising page.
After you’ve created your own supporter page, you can create a ‘team’ page for your team. Your page can now act as a team leader to approve team requests, edit the team page and invite members via email. To begin setup simply:
This year we hope to raise at least $20,000 for this important service. This will allow them to build a critical flight path to a specific region in the Coromandel – enabling flight in otherwise impossible weather conditions.
Charity riders will be given a special race number to identify them on the day
ARHT will host a special meet & greet at their helicopter base 1 month before the event, exclusively for charity riders
Each charity rider will be given a special number to identify them
Every rider that raises over $1000 will have their entry fee refunded by ARHT after the event
The team that raises the most money will win a scenic flight for up to 5 people on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter*
*Event must reach the collective $20,000 target for this to be available
There are a multitude of effective ways to fundraise as an individual or team. For some great advice don’t hesitate to contact Nathan at ARHT by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, and best of luck with your fundraising!