Newcastle Jets donate to the Westpac Helicopter

The Newcastle Jets have donated a signed jersey to the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service, who will be holding their charity ball in September at the Entertainment Centre.

The Newcastle Jets have donated a signed jersey to the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service, who will be holding their charity ball in September at the Entertainment Centre.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a community owned and operated aero-medical search and rescue service, serving the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, New England and North West regions. It is one of six helicopter services contracted by NSW Health to perform emergency services in the New South Wales community.

Each year the Helicopter Service performs over 1200 missions, rescuing people from accident scenes and transporting critically ill patients from small, rural hospitals to large tertiary hospitals, primarily the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle and the Base Hospital in Tamworth. The Helicopter Service provides a free service to over one million people, covering a region of 132,000 square kilometres. Two helicopters are based in Newcastle and one in Tamworth.

The Newcastle Jets donated another jersey to Rankin Nathan Lawyers who are holding a charity golf day at Pacific Dunes on the 3rd September to raise money for the Hunter Melanoma Foundation.

This well deserving charity relies solely on donations and funds raised go directly into patient facilities, research equipment and projects, as well as educational and awareness programs in the Hunter.