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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

The Lloyd Morrison Foundation has been our Cornerstone Partner for many years. Each year providing funding for the Lloyd Morrison Foundation Heartbeat CPR Programme to be delivered free of charge, supporting our frontline ambulances and community AED's across the region.

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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 AED's.   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.

Lottery Community

Lottery Community has recently come on board as a supporter, helping us fund the more practical aspects of running our service, and allowing our paramedics to focus on the most important thing: taking care of our patients.

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 are 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.

The Philipp Family Foundation

The Philipp Family Foundation was the principal funder for our new Kāpiti Ambulance Station in 2016. With their support, we created a modern station to meet the needs of the people of Kāpiti.  It was an amazing gift that will serve our community for years to come.

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 are really pleased to collaborate with Rapid Relief Team this year.  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.

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.  

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!

Rymans Healthcare

Rymans 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.

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.    

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.



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. 

Business and Community Supporters

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

BEA Trust  Masterton District Council
Bert & May Wilson Charitable Trust Nikau Foundation
Brian Whitacre Trust Pelorus Trust
Carterton District Council Porirua City Council
Castle Trust Ray Watts Charitable Trust
Datacom South Wairarapa District Council
Dorothy L Newman Charitable Trust Sybil Lane Charitable Trust
Frances Henrietta Muter Charitable Trust The Margaret Neave Charitable Trust
Hilda Curtis Charitable Trust Totara Trust
Hutt City Council Trust House
Ian & Beverley Newton Family Trust Upper Hutt District Council
Infinity Foundation Westpac 
Irene Munro Charitable Trust  WN Pharazyn Trust
Jack Jeffs Trust Wellington City Council
Johnsonville Charitable Trust  Z Energy

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.

By being part of our Support Crew, you will receive a range of benefits including our Support Crew logo and a certificate each year,  plus regular updates on how your support is making a difference. We can also work with you to tell your staff and customers about the great thing you are doing. 

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


At-home activities for your Tamariki!

As we continue to ensure our patients, staff and community are safe, we want to make sure you and your family have some fun!

We’ve prepared some activities you can download and print off - check them out below.



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You Rights & More info


Your Rights

As our patient, and under the Health and Disability Commissioner’s Code of Rights, you have the right to:

  • Be treated with respect
  • Be fully informed
  • Freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment and exploitation
  • dignity and independence
  • Services of an appropriate standard
  • Effective communication
  • Be fully informed
  • Make an informed choice and give informed consent
  • Support
  • Respect of teaching or research
  • Complain

If we don’t respect these, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to put it right.

Support in the process

If you need support or help with making a complaint, you can contact the office of the Health and Disability Commissioner and ask for an advocate.
0800 555 050


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