Doug Stewart

Drover's Run

I'm fundraising for...

Northern NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service which changes outcomes in our community every day.

As I rise up each day in November I will complete 30 minutes of activity to recognise the important lifesaving work of the Rescue Helicopter Service  on call to our community 24/7, 365 days a year.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a flying intensive care unit.  The AW139 Helicopter has a Pilot with a minimum of 15 years flying experience; a Crewman, a SCAT trained Paramedic and a Doctor.  

Surgeries can be performed from the helicopter as well as blood transfusions.  It has the capacity to carry 2 patients or 2 Neonatal Cots. Not only does the Rescue Helicopter attend accidents it also transfers critical patients to larger hospitals for specialist treatment plus conducts Search and Rescue missions. 

The AW139s cost $1,000 per hour in fuel, $1,000 per hour to run the engine, $1,500 for the airframe and for $500 avionics, that’s a total of $4,000 per hour.

It costs about $40 million a year to keep the helicopters and crews ready to respond when needed.

Please give generously and share my page with your friends, family and colleagues. Thank you for rising up to support Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.  

My Achievements

Self Donate

Shared Fundraising Page

First Donation

First Blog or Log

Reached Fundraising Target

$100 - Helipad Hero

$250 - Helipad Hero

$500 - Blue Sky Dreamer

$1,000 - Airborne Angel

$2,500- High Flyer

My Updates

Drovers Run 2021

Tuesday 1st Dec
In 2021 I will once again be supporting the WESTPAC Resue Helicopter Drovers Run fundraising event. The service has had a much harder year for fundraising with all the restrictions causing the cancellation of many fundraising events. It will good to be back in the car and raising money for this great cause who have been going 24/7 all through the year helping people in our region at no cost to them. For this to continue we need the support of the community and businesses to help us raise some much needed funds. I know it has been a tough year for everyone but the Chopper is a vital service and I would like your help to support it.  Cheers Doug

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