Fundraising

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

18-Sep-2020Source: STARS

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2021 fundraising calendar.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that Viterra has partnered with STARS by covering the full printing costs of the calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with more than 60,000 calendars sold annually.  The calendars will be available for... Read more

More than $360,000 raised for STARS

More than $360,000 raised for STARS

13-Sep-2019Source: STARS

More than $360,000 was raised by five Saskatchewan business and community leaders at the fifth annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS, held last week. On Sept. 5, participants were airlifted by helicopter to a remote location east of Saskatoon. To secure their ‘rescue’ and return to civilization, they needed to raise at... Read more

New game to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising soar

New game to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising soar

9-May-2019Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Developers at OJO Solutions, based in Bradford on Avon, have donated £15,000 worth of studio time to build the app which launches this month. It takes £3.75 million per year to keep the Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying and saving lives – a key fact that inspired the team when they were designing the game. Competitors... Read more

Swimming event raises $500K for Lifeflight of Maine

Swimming event raises $500K for Lifeflight of Maine

1-Oct-2018Source: Lifeflight of Maine

A half a million dollars is an impressive amount of money by almost any measure. Even more impressive, most of it was collected one $10, $50 or $100 donation at a time thanks to the dedication of this year’s Islesboro Crossing swimmers, paddlers and volunteers. Open water swimmers and LifeFlight supporters from across Maine and... Read more

NZ Hospital aims to crowdfund NZ$1 million for helipad

NZ Hospital aims to crowdfund NZ$1 million for helipad

5-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Christchurch Hospital has started a campaign to raise $1 million in order to build a helipad on top of their west tower. It takes patients 13 minutes to get to the hospital in a ground ambulance from the helipad in Hagley Park. The Rātā Foundation has proposed to put forward $500,000 if the Māia Health Foundation... Read more

STARS raises $365,000 in single event

STARS raises $365,000 in single event

3-Oct-2017Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce that the sixth edition of CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has raised more than $365,000. Since 2011, the unique fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise more than $4 million for STARS. It was not a typical day for the... Read more

New Helipad for Portage District General Hospital

New Helipad for Portage District General Hospital

25-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Portage District General Hospital in Manitoba has accomplished their fundraising goal. Together with the community and a lottery, they were able to raise over $350,000 for a new  STARS Air Ambulance helipad at the hospital. Construction work for the helipad will begin this week, reports Global News.... Read more

Charity Canvasser Fired after Helipad Fundraising Scam

Charity Canvasser Fired after Helipad Fundraising Scam

22-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Police were called recently in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy after a worker from the charity organisation HELP Appeal was canvassing in the area, asking residents for their bank details and donations. He claimed he was raising money for a much needed helipad at Victoria Hospital. But both NHS Fife and HELP Appeal have confirmed that there... Read more

Council against Funding Rescue Helicopter Service

Council against Funding Rescue Helicopter Service

8-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Horizon’s Regional Council recently voted against funding a rescue helicopter service. Councillor David Cotton has said paying Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter will open up a Pandora ’s Box, as other services will also request funding. The public showed great support for the cause. But as the vote was six against to five for, the council... Read more

Fundraising for New Air Evac Helipad for Perry County

Fundraising for New Air Evac Helipad for Perry County

29-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Last year, Perry County held a benefit cookout in order to raise funds to build a helipad in Frohna and Altenburg. They achieved this and were able to build the two helipads, which roughly costed between $6,000 and $8,000. This year, along with Air Evac, they plan to hold another benefit cookout, this time hoping... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance Submits Plans for New Base

Great North Air Ambulance Submits Plans for New Base

1-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has submitted plans for a new operational base as well as Medical Centre of Excellence. They plan to build the base at Urlay Nook. The plans include a 1,500 sqm hangar that can house three aircraft, dormitories and an office building, reports Cumbria Crack. The estimated total costs... Read more

Big Changes for New Zealand Rescue Helicopter Services

Big Changes for New Zealand Rescue Helicopter Services

20-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The New Zealand Government is currently underway with planning a large change for the country’s rescue helicopter services. Auckland’s Rescue Helicopter Trust’s chief executive, Greg Barrows, has commented that suggestions of rationalization and amalgamation have been brought up. As well as planning, they are taking into account their many fundraising programmes. The government pays for... Read more

Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

18-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Ben Gray, Omaha City Council President, has begun to question the police about their helicopter rides. The police department has been offering helicopter flights to the highest bidder in order to help fund-raise for Roncalli Catholic High School, reports Washington Times.... Read more

Queen Victoria Hospital Closer to Helipad

Queen Victoria Hospital Closer to Helipad

16-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The vision for a helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital is soon to be a reality, with volunteers having raised $380,000 so far. Steven Hui, Revelstoke District Health Foundation’s chair, has commented that they are expecting “big announcements” in the coming weeks. The Health Foundation started fundraising in November, and with a few months to go,... Read more

LifeFlight Requests New Toowoomba Base

LifeFlight Requests New Toowoomba Base

22-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Toowoomba Regional Council has unanimously agreed on the proposal to build a new LifeFlight base or expand the existing one at the Toowoomba Aerodrome. The proposal was last minute, reports The Chronicle. They have applied for funding through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.  ... Read more

Fund Wiltshire Air Ambulance new airbase by joining the 100 Club

Fund Wiltshire Air Ambulance new airbase by joining the 100 Club

1-Feb-2017Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance is calling on businesses to get onboard its major fundraising appeal for its new airbase at Semington, near Melksham, by joining The 100 Club. The charity has a strong track record working with businesses who raise money towards the day to day costs of its lifesaving service. It has now created The... Read more

Ireland Carrying out Ten-Day EMS Helicopter Trials

Ireland Carrying out Ten-Day EMS Helicopter Trials

31-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Irish Community Air Ambulance (ICAA) has a started a 10-day tour of Munster and South Leinster as a fundraiser for their Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) project. The tour, which started on Monday 23rd, is in a Eurocopter EC135 T2 and a G-SASA. A few of the places they have visited already include Ferrybank,... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

26-Oct-2015Source: UK fundraising

The Children’s Air Ambulance has launched a campaign to recruit regular donors to the charity using DRTV, its first use of TV. See Full Story... Read more

Unity4 brings fundraising capability to Wales Air Ambulance

Unity4 brings fundraising capability to Wales Air Ambulance

5-Apr-2013Source: Unity4

Not for profit organisations count on donations to further their cause and extend much needed help to the communities they serve. As a non-government funded charity, Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) needs the necessary financial support and selected Unity4, the global home agent contact centre outsourcer and technology provider, to carry out this key function noting... Read more

6th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner for STARS

6th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner for STARS

3-Sep-2009Source: STARS

The 6th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner for STARS is taking place September 12, 2009 at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. Tickets are $75 per person, or $600 for a table for eight... Read more

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