New Zealand – Geon to sponsor Westpac Rescue Helicopter

New Zealand – Geon to sponsor Westpac Rescue Helicopter 10 Feb, 11, Source:

Leading print and communications company Geon has recently been announced as the latest sponsor of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.  Run by the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter operates throughout the greater Auckland region, including the Hauraki Gulf and Great Barrier Island, and in Thames/Coromandel over the summer season.

The new sponsorship follows a long-term relationship with both Westpac and the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.  Geon Executive General Manager Andrew Durrans says the company had looked for a sponsorship opportunity that benefits many New Zealanders, while reinforcing his company’s social responsibility in the community.

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust Chief Executive Bob Parkinson is, as you would expect, very positive about having Geon as a major sponsor.  “It’s great to make it official and have GEON come onboard as a major sponsor. We rely so heavily on our corporate sponsors to operate the service,” he said.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter, which was founded in 1970, has performed in excess of 15,000 rescues, operating 24x7x635. Last year, to cope with an increasing number of missions, it added a second helicopter to its fleet.

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