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

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Business and Supporters

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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 Manager Laura Golland on 04 498 9679 or laura.golland@wfa.org.nz

Principal Community Partner

The Lloyd Morrison Foundation has been our Principal Community Partner for three years, funding our Heartbeat CPR training programme, a number of ambulances for our community and staff training.

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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 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.

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.

St Johns Bar’s

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 and being great people to work with. 

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.  

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.

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 Specsavers
Frances Henrietta Muter Charitable Trust Sybil Lane 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
The Margaret Neave 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.

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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 Sam Copeland, Fundraising Advisor, on Sam.Copeland@wfa.org.nz or 04 498 9604.

Thank you to all our Support Crew members:

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

 

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You Rights & More info

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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.

www.hdc.org.nz
0800 555 050

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