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By helping us, you're helping hundreds of people every day in lots of ways. Thank you for helping to keep our service free to everyone who needs us.


By helping us, you're helping hundreds of people every day in lots of ways. Thank you for helping to keep our service free to everyone who needs us.

About Us

Business and Supporters


Businesses and supporters

Thanks to all our supporters who help to keep our wheels turning to provide the best possible care to all those who need us.

We are extremely grateful to have the support of some amazing organisations.  Every one of our supporters is a crucial part of the Wellington Free team, helping us to stay uniquely free and here for everyone needing our help.

To join the team and find out the difference you can make, contact our Fundraising team on 0508 WFA FREE (0508 932 3733) or email [email protected].

Cornerstone Partner

Julie Nevett and the Lloyd Morrison Foundation has been our Cornerstone Partner for many years. Each year, their generosity provides funding for the Lloyd Morrison Foundation Heartbeat CPR Programme to be delivered free of charge and supports our frontline ambulances and community AEDs across the region.

Julie Nevett and the Lloyd Morrison Foundation is the Cornerstone Partner of Wellington Free Ambulance. 

Every year they generously fund the Heartbeat Programme which sees thousands of people across our region learn life-saving CPR skills free of charge.  They also provide funding to support our frontline ambulance services and our community AEDs.  Their generosity makes a significant impact on the lives of everyone in our region. We are continually grateful for the support of Julie Nevett and the Lloyd Morrison Foundation. 

Community Partners

Our community partners have been loyal supporters for a number of years, some since we began in 1927. Their contributions have kept us free for all those who need us, and their support will continue to keep us free for many years to come.

Lion Foundation

Lion Foundation has supported us for many years with the purchase of emergency and patient transfer ambulances, and life-saving equipment.  Their very generous support makes a huge difference.

New Zealand Community Trust

New Zealand Community Trust is a long standing supporter, assisting with the purchase of new ambulances and vital equipment.  Their commitment to supporting us makes a big difference to our communities

The Odlin Trust

The Odlin Trust is another integral part of the Wellington Free whānau.  They have funded 34 ambulances, and their dedicated support is part of the reason why we are still here and still free.

Pub Charity

Pub Charity has supported Wellington Free for many years with the purchase of ambulances and life-saving equipment. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support.

The Thomas George Macarthy Trust

The Thomas George Macarthy Trust has assisted with the purchase of vital equipment for over 15 years. Being able to rely on organisations like these to help fund life-saving equipment makes a huge difference.

The Walter and Rana Norwood Family Trust

The Walter and Rana Norwood Family Trust was set up by the Norwood family. They have supported us since 1927 and are dedicated to providing the best possible care for people across Wellington and Wairarapa.

Rapid Relief Team

We're really pleased to collaborate with Rapid Relief Team.  Their amazing volunteers are already supporting our work and the work of all our colleagues across the emergency services sector.  Their support this year is helping us to make sure we can be there whenever we are needed.

One Foundation

One Foundation has generously supported us through contributions to essential healthcare equipment, including state-of-the-art stretchers, specialist respiratory packs, and providing additional funds to allow us to buy a new ambulance. Their support ensures we have the latest equipment we need to attend to our communities' health.

Business Partners

We work with a number of Business Partners who make a significant contribution every year, because they believe everyone should have access to the best possible health care when they need it.

Summerset Holdings

Summerset Holdings and their villages in the region are avid supporters. From head office through to the residents everyone knows the importance of the services we provide and we love supporting them to fundraise.  


KPMG has been a long-term business partner supporting our Rescue Squad.  Contributing significant funds to uniforms and equipment to ensure the Squad has what they need to save lives. 

Tommy’s Real Estate

Last year Tommy’s Real Estate made a fantastic commitment to supporting us.  They make very generous donations to help keep our unique service free and support us with fundraising initiatives and community engagement.    

MedicAlert Foundation

MedicAlert Foundation has worked with Wellington Free Ambulance for over 25 years. They regularly make generous donations to Wellington Free, for which we are truly grateful.

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Price Waterhouse Coopers host an incredible race every two years to raise money for local causes. The event sees teams of people complete a 100km relay race from Wellington to the Wairarapa whilst raising significant funds for charity. We've been lucky enough to be recipients twice now!

Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare has helped fund initiatives including our Clinical Paramedic Advisors, who work in our 111 communications centre supporting paramedics on the road, and advising and caring for people over the phone.

Todd Corporation

Todd Corporation has generously helped us purchase new equipment and ambulances for many years. We value their support immensely and their dedication to keeping people in our region safe.

Wellington region New Worlds

Our local New Worlds are amazing supporters. They are active supporters of Onesie Day, and collect for us throughout the year in store with donation boxes. They are always happy to help us with events and catering, and we really appreciate their support.

Jina's World of Fresh Produce

Jina's is an iconic family run Wellington business, known for their desire to support local. 

They have committed to supporting our services through annual donations to ensure we have all we need to continue providing emergency services free to the Greater Wellington and Wairarapa community. 

Yus Homes

Yus Homes are a construction company who design and build houses for our Wellington community. Yus Homes have committed to supporting our service with annual donations to ensure we can continue to provide emergency services, free to our Greater Wellington and Wairarapa communities.


Go Media

Go Media is our Outdoor Digital Advertising Partner for our Onesie Appeal. Thanks to their support, our onesie-ful campaign is front and centre across outdoor digital billboards across Greater Wellington and Wairarapa - raising both money and awareness.

Bell Gully

When Bell Gully sold surplus office furniture, art and other items they no longer needed, they thought of Wellington Free Ambulance by donating the proceeds from the sale.  We're so grateful to the team for thinking of us and donating the sale funds to keep our service free of charge across the region. 

Business and Community Supporters, including Trusts, Foundations and Grants

We work with an amazing group of Business and Community Supporters to ensure we're there when their communities need us most.

33 Club Trust Board Inc Kiwi Gaming Foundation Ltd
Alan Thomas Foundation Trust Lions Club of Carterton Charitable Trust
Barton Charitable Trust Mokoia Masonic Perpetual Trust
BEA Trust  New Zealand Community Trust
Bowen Trust Paddy Brow Charitable Trust
Brian Whiteacre Trust Paraparaumu RSA Poppy Fund Trust
Clyde Graham Charitable Trust Pelorus Trust
Dorothy L Newman Charitable Trust Ray Watts Charitable Trust
E M Pharazyn Trust Sybil Lane Charitable Trust
Elizabeth Cobb Trust Household The Jack Jeffs Charitable Trust
Frances Henrietta Muter Charitable Trust The Mohan Trust
Grassroots Trust Central The Nick Lingard Foundation
Help Trust Trust House
Hilda Curtis Charitable Trust Warren & Anne Plimmer Foundation
Ian & Beverly Newton Family Trust Waikanae Chartered Club
Irene Phyllis Muno Charitable Trust WN Pharazyn Trust
Jack Jeffs Trust Z Energy
Johnsonville Charitable Trust  
This includes funding from the following councils:  
Carterton District Council Porirua City Council
Hutt City Council South Wairarapa District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council Upper Hutt District Council
Masterton District Council Wellington City Council

Our Support Crew

Our Support Crew is a group of community-minded businesses who have committed to helping keep the 'free' in Wellington Free Ambulance.

 Each year, these businesses commit to helping keep our frontline paramedics and emergency ambulances on our roads 24/7, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

To find out more, contact our Fundraising Team on 0508 932 3733 or email [email protected].

Thank you to all our Support Crew members:

AD Architecture Masterton Medical  
Allworks Mojo  
Arthur D Riley & Co  
Arthur Holmes Resync  
Brendon Motor Group Southey Sayer Chartered Accountants  
Co-operative Bank Specsavers New Zealand  
Dinosaur Polo Club Spiral Software  
Dovetail Builders Survey Insight  
EndGame The Featherston Tavern  
ES3 The Green Man  
Flick Electric The Integral Group  
Four Square Fergusson TIMG  
Higgins Contractors  Tycab New Zealand  
Highflo Co.  Ultibend Industries  
Hnry UPG Pipe Systems  
Holmes Construction NZ  Wellington Registered Master Builders  
Jade Property Management Wright Pools and Spas  
Kim von Lanthen and Associates Yellow Brick Road Seafood  
KJ & LM Burns Yus Homes  
Masterton Computer Services    




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