Please consider leaving a bequest to Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. A bequest is the most important gift you can give. The very nature of our northern region - expansive, rugged, and isolated - necessitates the need for this vital Service. Without the support of the community though, the Service would not exist.
Why leave a bequest to Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter?
The Service relies on the generous support of the community and corporate sector for over half of its annual operating budget. The service is also dependent on income generated by bequests and inmemoriam gifts.
By remembering Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter in your will, you are ensuring the residents of, and visitors to, Northern NSW continue to have access to the very best aeromedical rescue services, every single day of the year, free of charge. In fact, the number of people who will benefit from your gift will run into the thousands, because it includes not only the patients we fly, but their families and friends.
The cost of maintaining this vital community service is $6.5 million per annum (the average cost per mission is $8,500) but well and truly worth it when you consider the helicopter airlifts six people per week. Most of these people will be going about their day-to-day lives, when emergency strikes.
Bequests provide Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter with vital funds to be used for major capital expenditure. We can also plan ahead, continue with our long term aircraft replacement programs and direct funds to where the need is greatest at the time.
A bequest is a thoughtful way to support a cause that is close to your heart and yet it has little or no impact on your lifestyle today. A will is a very personal and private decision and it can also be an inspiring one. After you have provided for family and friends, a charitable bequest is a powerful reflection of your values.
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CLICK HERE to download our Bequest Information Kit (pdf file 1.02mb)
If you require further information or wish to discuss making a bequest to Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter in more detail, please phone our Fundraising Manager on 6627 4444. All communication will be treated in the strictest of confidence.