Your help will make a difference
The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust greatly appreciates all donations received from individuals, businesses and sponsors. With no direct government funding we rely upon the support of the Taranaki community to operate the service.
Your support and contribution enables the trust to operate a 24 hour, 7 day a week rescue helicopter service, free of charge, to those who need urgent medical transportation.
We look forward to having you on board as a rescue helicopter supporter.
How to Make a Donation
An easy and convenient way you can help the Trust is to become a regular giver, you determine how much you want to give, select the amount and proceed through the screens.
Regular giving provides the Trust with regular funds throughout the year while cutting down on costs for envelopes, postage and telemarketing calls.
A tax receipt will be issued annually as at 31 March for the total amount donated in that financial year.
To set up regular giving right away, click on the red Donate Now button. Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
One off donation online through this website (the link will direct you to paypal section)
If you’d like to make a donation to us directly via internet banking, please complete this form , we will send you an email back with our bank account details:
When depositing your donation, please input into reference: your full name. That way we’ll be able to send you the appropriate receipt/acknowledgement.
If you wish to remain anonymous please use the reference ‘web anon’ in your transaction details.
Donate by cheque
Thank you for enquiring about making a donation by cheque. Your support will be life saving.
Please make cheques payable to:
Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust
Our postal address is:
Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust
PO Box 3136
New Plymouth 4341
The Trust will acknowledge your donation and send a tax receipt.
If you’d like to give us a donation in person just call by our hangar at Taranaki Base Hospital, or see one of our staff at any event that we are hosting or participating in.
We accept cheques, credit cards and/ or cash. We need your contact details – full name, address, phone etc. That way we can ensure that, when we process the donation, you’ll receive a receipt and appropriate acknowledgement from us.
Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust has produced a variety of fundraising merchandise over the years which has played an important role in raising both funds for, and awareness of, our organisation.
To view and/or purchase our current range of fundraising products, go here.
Leaving a Bequest
By leaving a legacy in your will, you can help us save more lives and plan for our future.
If you would like to make a bequest to the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust, there are a number of different options:
A residual gift
After providing for your family, you can nominate that you want to leave part or all of what is left of your estate (the residue) to the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust.
You can leave a nominated percentage or fraction of your estate to the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter.
A specific gift
You can also choose to leave a set amount of money, real estate, jewellery, shares, bonds or any other gift you may wish to nominate.
You may wish to prepare a form like the example below and ask your legal advisor to include it in your will.
“I give and bequeath the sum of $______________ (or)__________ % of my estate, (or) residue of my estate, (or) property or assets as follows _____________________free of all charges, to Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust. The official receipt of the Chief Executive or other authorised officer of the Trustee is an absolute discharge to my executors.”
Please note: your bequest must be written into your will and signed by you.
Please contact us if you make a bequest so we can personally thank you.
Become a volunteer
Volunteering is a positive way to support the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust, If you would like to volunteer or find out more about volunteering contact the office on 06 753 7620 or select by clicking on the link.
We require volunteers for our annual Mail outs and Events.
Payroll Giving is a simple, efficient and flexible scheme, which allows you to donate to any NZ registered charity of your choice by a direct deduction from your wage.
Payroll Giving is a simple, efficient and flexible scheme, which allows you to donate to any NZ registered charity of your choice by a direct deduction from your wage. For an employer, there is NO COST for your employee to make a donation from their pay. Better still, we’ll help you through the process
- Workplace giving makes donating to TRHT straightforward by eliminating the need to retain receipts each time, or to have to request and file rebate claims.
- The donation is taken out of the salary before tax.
- Participation is completely voluntary.
- By way of encouragement, employers may match employee donations dollar for dollar with a cap.
- Overseas programmes report boosts in staff morale and benefits felt in the community.
- You can help TRHT by leading the initiative to get a workplace giving programme started at your place of work and by joining a payroll giving committee.
- Workplace giving to TRHT is a low-cost and administratively simple way to support employee morale and enable businesses to connect with their communities in ways that achieve tangible and mutual benefits for everyone involved.
- Businesses can encourage events that allow employees to interact with the TRHT including the launch of the payroll giving programme and related media or public exercises.
- The company’s involvement can be extended to supporting employee volunteering and fundraising opportunities.
The regular donation is taken out of the salary before tax and provides “real-time, tax relief reflected in normal pay, based on the amount donated”.
Holding a Fundraising Event
Holding a fundraising event for the Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter Trust is both rewarding and challenging. We are extremely grateful for all community support received for the service.
How we can support you
When you are organising your event please let us know and we may be able to offer help and support. We are a small team but are willing to help where we can.
We are able to provide:
- Information on the service
- Collection buckets
- Newsletters and brochures
- Logos and photos
- Utilise our Social media contacts
- Limited newspaper and radio advertising
If you wish to have a representative from the Rescue Helicopter Service present at your fundraiser please give us as much notice as possible so that we can make sure we are there.
If you’re planning a fundraising event for TRHT please let us know.
Click here to contact us.