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Businesses and supporters

Thanks to all of you who help to keep our wheels turning

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 Manager Laura Golland on 04 498 9679 or

Principal Community Partner

Lloyd Morrison Foundation

The Lloyd Morrison Foundation is an incredible supporter of ours.  Every year they help us to run our community CPR training program, Heartbeat, and help us to purchase new ambulances for our fleet.  Their generosity makes a significant impact on the lives of everyone in our region. We are thrilled to have them as our Principal Community Partner.

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 going for 90 years and will keep us here for 90 more.

  • The Walter and Rana Norwood Family Trust was set up by the Norwood family. They have supported us for the entire 90 years that Wellington Free Ambulance has existed and are dedicated to providing the best possible care for people across Wellington and The Wairarapa.
  • The Odlin Trust are another integral part of the Wellington Free family.  They have funded 34 ambulances since we began in 1927.  Their dedicated support is part of the reason why we are still here and still free.
  • 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.
  • Lion Foundation has also 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 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
  • 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.
  • The Philipp Family Foundation was the principal funder for our brand new Kapiti Ambulance Station in 2016. With their support, we created a modern station to meet the needs of the people of Kapiti.  It was an amazing gift that will serve our community for years to come.
  • The Thomas George Macarthy Trust has assisted with the purchase of vital equipment for over 15 years. Being able to rely on organisations like the Thomas George Macarthy Trust to help fund life-saving equipment makes a huge difference.
  • We are incredibly grateful for all the support we receive from the local councils in our region. Many thanks to Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Kapiti District Council, Masterton District Council, South Wairarapa District Council and Carterton District Council.

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.

  • Tommy’s Real Estate has recently made a fantastic commitment to supporting us.  They make very generous donations to help keep our unique service free. We look forward to building a solid partnership with the good people at Tommy’s.
  • Rymans Healthcare has helped us to 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 has generously helped us to purchase new equipment and ambulances for many years. We value their support immensely and their dedication to keeping people in our region safe.
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers host the most 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 a number of different charities. Check out the event here and enter a team!
  • Transpower support us through their foundation, helping us replace vital equipment. We are grateful to be one of the many great causes supported by the 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.
  • One of the things we love about working with Westpac is the energy of their people. In addition to sponsoring the One—of-a-Kindness Gala, Westpac people collect on Onesie Day, team up with us on events, and find all kinds of creative ways to help us and our staff.
  • ANZ have been a business supporter of ours for a number of years. Their staff also volunteer for our Onesie Day appeal, making the ANZ support a real team effort.
  • Summerset Holdings and their villages in the region are avid supporters. From head office through to the residents of their villages everyone knows the importance of the services we provide and we just love supporting them to fundraise.  You can see Summerset Aotea residents in action here for our onesie day video.
  • Trust House have been great supporters of ours for over 5 years and we really enjoy having a Wairarapa based partner to work with.  They have helped us to fund various pieces of equipment to keep our ambulances and paramedics on the road and here for everyone who needs us.
  • St Johns Bar’s building was once a Wellington Free Ambulance station, and in honour of our shared history, St John’s Bar supports us by hosting fundraising events each year.
  • 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, raising thousands more. They are always happy to help us out with events and catering, and we really appreciate their support.

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.

Ray Watts Charitable Trust Johnsonville Charitable Trust
Jack Jeffs Trust Pelorus Trust
Infinity Foundation BEA Trust
Bert & May Wilson Charitable Trust Ian & Beverley Newton Family Trust
Brian Whitacre Trust Dorothy L Newman Charitable Trust
Specsavers Datacom
Z Energy Vodafone
Nikau Foundation Sybil Lane Charitable Trust
Hilda Curtis Charitable Trust The Margaret Neave Charitable Trust
WN Pharazyn Trust Irene Munro Charitable Trust
Totara Trust Castle Trust
Frances Henrietta Muter Charitable Trust McSyth Charitable Trust


Support Crew

Support Crew is a group of community-minded businesses who have committed to helping keep Wellington Free Ambulance here, and free.

Our Support Crew is a group of businesses who each commit to giving $2,000 a year to help us keep our vital service here, and free.

As a member of Support Crew, you will receive our Support Crew logo, a certificate each year, and regular updates on how your support is making a difference. We can work with you to tell your staff and customers about the great thing you are doing.

Our Paramedic Crews are the ones there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our Support Crew are the ones here for us. To find out more, contact Rachel Carr, Fundraising Advisor, on or 04 9120 357.

Thank you to all our Support Crew members:


Allworks Limited Assurity Consulting Limited
Arthur D Riley & Co Brendon Motors
Green Newman Holdings Higgins Contractors Ltd
Highflo Company Limited Jackson Stone
McBride Davenport & James Mercer
Mojo Myriad Engineering Limited
Niche Recruitment Ocean Design
Online Security Services Pacific Radiology
Ray White Porirua Spiral Web Solutions
The Integral Group Truck & Trailers Ltd
Ultibend Industries