Daniel Grant and Rolande Hooklyn

Drover's Run

I'm fundraising for... NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

I am very excited that by entering the 2021 Drover's Run Outback Adventure I am making a very significant contribution to the important lifesaving work of the Rescue Helicopter Service on call to our community 24/7, 365 days a year.

The 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 on base and on call 24 hours a day.  

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 $500 for 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 consider giving generously and share my page with your friends, family and colleagues. Thank you for your continuing support of the 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

WE ARE HOME

Sunday 20th Jun
Daniel's son is now home and doing quite well.... so please with such a wonderful recovery. We are now home and back in full swing with our fundraiser. Thank you so much for everyone's concern, kind words and prayers. Life works in mysterious ways.

My son needed this wonderful service last week

Tuesday 8th Jun
Who would have thought.... Here we are raising money for this wonderful service in memory of the passing of Rolande's son, and last week my son fell seriously unwell and needed to be flown from Grafton to Sydney. Our reasons for fundraising are meaning even more to us now & and we look to raising as much money as possible... although this has always been our aim, but this is extremely close to home for both Rolande & I. My son is slowly coming out of an induced coma and we hope to get answers soon as to why he has gotten sooo ill. He was always a very healthy young man... we are all buffled and waiting for answers.

WINCH AND ROOF RACK DONE!

Tuesday 1st Jun
In between raising much needed funds for the NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Daniel is slowly but surely getting the 4WD ready for the outback adventure.
A huge word of thanks to all of our supporters... Every cent donated goes directly to this wonderful cause.  
The cost of the trip and getting the 4WD ready is at our expense....... 
We look forward to raising as much money as possible.

Fuel management system installed

Monday 24th May

INVERELL TIMES PAGE 2

Friday 21st May

INVERELL TIMES PAGE 1

Friday 21st May

In memory of my son Phillip

Wednesday 28th Apr
Daniel and I will be embarking on this journey in hope to raise as much money we can for the NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Phillip suffered a fatal asthma attack and was transported from Inverell to Tamworth hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. 
This cause is extremely close to my heart and I can not thank them enough for all of what they did for Phillip....
Please support Daniel and I by making a donation, no matter how small.
Phillip's birthday is on the 20th August. The Drover's Run 4WD outback adventure runs from 6th to 23rd August and Phillip's birthday will be celebrated whilst on the Drover's Run...
Many many thanks for your support
Rolande and Daniel

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2k

Best Community Shed

$1.02k

Byrnes Accounting And Financial Pty Ltd

All the best for such a worthy cause!

$1,000

Wilair Building Supplies

$750

Pathfinders Ltd

$500

Bingara Rsl Club

$265

Gowrie Vet Clinic Pty Ltd

$200

Nev Hayter

Great effort guys.. Well done 🙏

$106

Laser Plumbing Inverell

An incredible service. Good luck on the Drovers Run

$106

Meg Cooper

$106

The Aans

Safe Travels

$106

Lynn Lennon

Have a blast...good on your both for continuing to raise awareness x

$106

Debbie Jordan

Remembering Phillip xo

$106

John Artuphel

Love your work guys......well done!

$106

Raymond Griffin

Wishing you all the very best for your fundraising efforts, Rolande and Daniel - a most worthy cause - and a safe Drover's Run.

$106

Bernie Felix

As I live in a rural town I find this to be a great cause, good awareness Rolande 👌🐥😢

$106

Paul & Stephanie Irwin

Such an invaluable service. Have a blast on Drovers Run x

$100

Meg Perceval

Great cause, good luck to you both.

$100

Elizabeth Mcbean

Have fun guys

$100

Robin Prosse

Very Happy to help hugs to you both xxx

$79.50

Jocelyne Grard

$79.50

Colette Leperou

$75

Scott Dodd

They do an amazing job. Great work Daniel and Rolande for pushing this great service.

$53

Kylie Sharpe

$53

Jac Flood

Great cause, well done!

$53

Elizabeth Adams

$53

Elly Daley

$53

Jay Williams

I hope you reach your target! Good luck.

$53

Bingara Licensed Post Office

$53

Lindsay Groth

Good luck with your fundraising :-)

$53

Marie Mahon

Happy to assist such a worthy cause

$53

Gerard Millet

$53

Toni Simmons

$53

The Studio Tamworth

$53

Kylie Smith

$53

Nicole Groth

Proud of you sis, and enjoy the trip got Phillip🥰

$53

Dj Hooklyn

Legends!

$53

Lesley Mcdonald

$53

Soph Schutz

$53

Hugo Noijens

$53

Sheree Toomey

From Faron and I with love . Safe travels xx

$50

Anonymous

$50

Anonymous

$50

Daniel And Rolande Grant And Hooklyn

$50

John And Gina

A worthy cause.

$50

Jo Anderson

Good luck with your fundraising xx

$50

Kerrie Anne Dettmann

Great people supporting a great service

$50

Pierre Bigant

$50

Ben Skepper

$35

Mel Lo Cascio

Good luck Rolande and Daniel. Great cause! In memory of Phillip.

$30

Jo Rooney

Well done guys 🙂

$26.50

Lynn Whittaker

$26.50

Jason Nichols

$26.50

Anonymous

$26.50

Mon Burtenshaw

$26.50

Michelle Hope

$26.50

Gail Underwood

$26.50

Kim Coxon

💙

$26.50

Vicki Holder

Well done guys

$26.50

Mareita Vickers

travel safe, love and hugs to you both xxx You make Phil proud

$26.50

Sam Whitelock

$26.50

Clayton Arnold

$26.50

Belinda Drummond

$26.50

Edouard Magne

<3 <3

$26.50

Emma Mcintyre

$26.50

Joy Payne

You guys are amazing

$26.50

Taylor Mason

$26.50

Hayley Morrison

$26.50

Tracy Frizz

Love what your doing. Enjoy

$26.50

Shannon Poulsen

$26.50

Natasha Seveau

$26.50

Mick Mayes

$26.50

Angela Brissett

Good luck! What an effort.

$25

Karen Moxey

Have fun, travel safe & well done.

$25

Paul Singh

All our Love, Paul & Kellie

$25

Maria Mutimer

$25

Harley Young

Great going guys and enjoys,love ya’s 👏😍

$25

Sandie

I’m donating this $25 to the westpac rescue helicopter in loving memory of my baby boy who passed away at 2 years and 8 months old, Westpac were called to the hospital but sadly he could not be saved …. R..I.P Braith Andrew Wilson

$25

Anonymous

$25

Bob Kearsey

$25

Gabrielle Rose

Wonderful cause ♡

$25

Kim Carter

$25

Stacey Hamilton

Our angels in the sky need angels on the earth to help keep them flying

$25

Diana Lo Cascio

All the best to you both for this incredible journey!

$25

Franky Waddell

$21.20

Sandy Seagrott

$21.20

Ashley Connors

$21.20

Virginia Mcgillivray

$21.20

Clare Angel-auld

$21.20

Rebecca Maxwell

$21.20

Melissa Fenton

$21.20

Lauren B

For Phillip and his beautiful family

$21.20

Zoe Cook

$21.20

Kirrily Hahn

Proud of your efforts - well done!

$20

Kelly And Nick

$20

Camille Seveau

$20

Dana Fleming

Rolande, such a wonderful gesture for you both to do. Enjoy the Drover's Run.

$20

Amanda Riley

Doing such a great job! Keep it up x

$20

Tara & Duncan

$15.90

Anonymous

$10.60

Cassandra Hamilton

Lots of love to you all, Cass and Wal xxxx

$10.60

Sue Brissett

Well done Rolande and Daniel - such a great service 👏❤️

$10.60

Tracey & Cadence Mcshane

All the best xx

$10.60

James Morris

$10.60

Anonymous

$10.60

Judy Slade

You doing a fantastic job xx

$10.60

Kylie Hooklyn

Good luck, have fun!! Xo

$10

Fiona Williams

$5.30

Dorn Clarke

Wish I could afford more ❤️

$5.30

Greg

$5

Anonymous

$5

Anonymous