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L-R Zeke Huish (Westpac Rescue Helicopter), Brendan Reeves (Manager – Clarence Canegrowers Association) and Ross Farlow (Chairman – Clarence Canegrowers Association and NSW Canegrowers)

Clarence Canegrowers Association joins Helifarmer to Help Save Lives

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is thrilled to announce that the Clarence Canegrowers Association have given their support to help save lives by donating $3,000 to launch the ‘Helifarmer’ initiative in the Clarence Valley.

Helifarmer is a new way for the agricultural sector throughout Northern NSW to give their support by way of donating either a small percentage of their crop/livestock sale or by starting a monthly tax deductible donation.

The Clarence Canegrowers Association, led by Brendan Reeves and Ross Farlow, were keen to show their support when they heard of Helifarmer. The Association will be providing information to all of its members to invite local farmers to sign on with all support raised staying locally in our region to directly benefit the Rescue Helicopter based in Lismore.

Regional Marketing manager for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Zeke Huish commented “Each year the Service lands on rural properties and farms throughout our Northern NSW region in response to accidents and emergencies”.

“With so many remote and isolated areas on these properties, the Rescue Helicopter is a pivotal link for the farming community when it comes to getting critically injured people to hospital in an emergency” commented Mr Huish.

“The support of the Clarence Canegrowers Association is so significant. We give our sincere thanks to everyone involved for the commitment given to help us launch Helifarmer to its members”.