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Rescue helicopter launches appeal for busy months ahead

For communities across Northern NSW, the summer months signal holidays, time to connect with family and friends, celebrations with colleagues and the opportunity to travel. However, for Westpac Rescue Helicopter crews, the summer months are usually the busiest.

In anticipation of this demand, the vital aeromedical service has launched a Summer Safety Appeal. Funds raised will ensure the Westpac Rescue Helicopters are ready to respond 24-7 from three bases at Belmont, Tamworth and Lismore.

It is hoped community support for the Summer Safety Appeal will bolster the Service’s funds which have been impacted significantly by COVID during 2020, with regular fundraising and events postponed or cancelled.

Tax deductible donations can be made up until December 31 by visiting or by phoning 1800 155 155.