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Give a gift in your Will

Leaving a bequest is one of the most significant gifts that anyone can give to help us save lives.


Your Gift, Your Legacy, Your Service

A gift to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service will provide support for our future generations and those in need. You will help the person in a motor vehicle or farming accident, the critically ill patient requiring life-saving treatment, the baby requiring emergency specialist care and the swimmer in distress off our coast line.

In an ultimate act of generosity, your gift will be the lifeline that keeps on giving back to our community. It doesn’t have to be a large gift, with people from all backgrounds choosing to give a gift in their Will to help save lives.

We take great pride in assuring our donors that all funds raised in a region directly support the ongoing operation of our emergency service within that community. Donors may wish to allocate their bequest to a particular helicopter base (Newcastle, Tamworth or Lismore) or alternatively provide for use for the Service’s general purposes.

Please fill out the provided form and we will be touch. Your enquiry and details will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Our Promise

Please know, you are under no obligation to inform us of your decision to include a bequest to our Service. However, should you wish too, we would welcome the opportunity to acknowledge and thank you for your support. If granted the opportunity, we would love for you and your family to visit one of our bases to see firsthand how your gift will make a lasting difference.

Our promise to those who leave a gift:

  • We understand your family and loved ones come first
  • We will respect your wishes and privacy at all times
  • You have the right to choose how your gift will be used
  • Your gift will be used carefully and cost-effectively
  • Your gift will be treated with sensitivity and respect
  • We will thank you and remember your generous support
Formalising your gift

Information for Solicitors & Estate Planners

The following information is about creating Wills and administering estates for clients who wish to leave a bequest to the Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited.  The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service recognises family and loved ones should come first. Please encourage your client to consider a charity after looking after their family members.

Please discuss with your client:

  • If they want the donation to be specific to a region, the funds will be allocated to a particular base  (Newcastle base (Belmont), Tamworth base, Lismore base). We would be happy to accommodate their wishes.
  • Please ensure the correct wording is used and include our full name: Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited  ABN 40 002 862 026. Whilst we are known as the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service our correct corporate name is Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited and this is the reason we recommend this name be used.
  • Encourage your client to notify us of their inclusion of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in their Will, so we can keep in contact with updates from the Service. Please also pass on our sincere thanks for choosing to support the Service in their Will, as bequests are a significant area of funding for us to continue operating as we do.

Formalising Your Bequest Gift

When you make your Will, you have the opportunity to remember the work of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. If you do choose to make a bequest, your gift should be made to the Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited (ABN 40 002 862 026).

You may specify the region you wish to support by nominating a particular base. The following words are recommended as a guide only to assist your solicitor in preparing your Will and bequest:

I (Name)………….of address…………………… give and bequeath (free of all duties)………………% of my estate or the Sum of
$…………………….. to Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited (ABN: 40 002 862 026) for its general purposes.

I wish for this gift to go towards the rescue helicopter service based in.

Please note: it is not necessary to nominate a particular base, however if you wish to – please use the above wording.