Max Browne

Rise for Rescue

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Northern NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service 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

Donate to Self

Shared Fundraising Page

First Donation

First Blog or Log

Reached Fundraising Target

$100 - Helipad Hero

$250 - Lift Off Legend

$500 - Blue Sky Dreamer

$1000 - Airborne Angel

$2500 - High Flyer

Thank you to my Sponsors

$515

All Metal Australia

Look forward to the Pics Maxie

$159

Newcastle & Port Stephens Game Fish

$106

Bj Pringle

Well done Max, great cause buddy. Keep up the good work.

$106

Richard Docherty

$106

David Browne

Well done max, loving the pictures! Keep it up!!

$106

Paul Benvenuti

$53

Tracey Abrahams

Great work Max

$53

Shelley Wilding

Well done Max! Enjoy taking the photos

$53

Tash & Paolo

Awesome work Max. We are so proud of you and impressed that you’re going to photograph every sunrise for the month. Can’t wait to see your photos too. Love Tash & Paolo

$53

Karen Brewster

A month of early rising and keeping track with photos is a super idea Max & for a special cause. Good luck! Squeak x

$53

Alex Morozoff

Top effort Max !!! Keep up the great work !!!

$53

Margaret Mctigue

We'll done Max.

$53

Ben @ Westofish

Bloody great cause Max and I'm very impressed that a young man your age is trying to make a difference. Congratulations and keep those great photos rolling.

$53

Wayne Robinson

Awesome concept, good job Max, keep up the great work!

$53

Barrie And Thel Browne

$53

Ben And Trudi

Way to go max! Loving the pics..... 👍

$53

The Munro's

Well done Max, great job. Love from The Munro's

$53

Angie And Tony Evans

So proud of you mate x

$53

Michelle Manuel

Amazing photos Max for a wonderful service!

$53

Kylie Iles

Awesome work Max!

$53

Luke Bell

Go maxy !!!!

$53

Brad Moran

Great work Max

$53

Nigel Rushworth

$53

Jaynie Moloney

Love you Maxy! Enjoy those beautiful sunrises 🌅

$42.40

Valerie And David Apps

Love what you're doing Max, keep up the good work! Love from Uncle David & me! XX

$31.80

Chloe Bajada

Great job Maxxy.

$31.80

Elvie And Steve Dobbs

Go Max!!! Such a great cause to be supporting xx

$26.50

Carol Parkinson

Your willingness to support such an incredible service is wonderful Max

$26.50

Jodie Black

Great job you doing Max

$26.50

Chris Soeters

$26.50

Adele Stadoliukas

Good on you Max 👍

$26.50

Belinda Evans-browne

Awesome job Max. Love your work x

$26.50

Nerida

Well done Max

$26.50

Louise

Well done Max! Love Louey x

$26.50

Trace, Hame, Giaan & Toby

So proud of you Max. Great work xx

$26.50

Graeme Dobbs

Keep the great sunrise photos coming Max. You are doing a great job.

$26.50

Harry & Milly Ivins

Great job Max!

$26.50

Tom, Helen, Noah, Mattie And Sophie Green

Great effort Max! Loving your beautiful photos

$26.50

Allison Rusell

Love you Maxy - good luck and enjoy the sunrise every morning!

$26.50

Jason Browne

$26.50

Dean Newsome

$26.50

Kelly Ramanauskas

Max you’re a legend. Enjoy all those sunrises. From Grace, Justin and Kel

$25

Jan Tweedie

$25

Lyndal Finn

Dear Max, you have done such a wonderful job fundraising for Westpac and getting up very early to take some beautiful photos. Love your work! Lyndal (Ditti) xx

$25

Hilary Camden

Amazing photos Max. !! Well done. Maybe your calling .. Tonns of love xx

$25

Sandra James

Well done Max

$21.20

Leah Moir

Great idea Max! Hope you reach your goal.

$21.20

Ian And Sarah Murphy

Well done buddy! Awesome pics!!

$21.20

Dorothy Alexander

Well done!

$21.20

Amy Evans

$20

Natalie Stuart

So proud of you buddy d

$20

Vanessa Berry

Good job Max - Love Nes and John xx

$20

Bel And Simon

Keep your eye out for the winning shot!!

$10.60

Leah Budzin

Great work!