Helping to save local lives each year has seen the Lismore based Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter perform over 10,000 missions since it started in Ballina in 1982.
The Service is holding its annual Rescue Day appeal on Friday, August 14 with its CEO, Mr Richard Jones OAM commenting "Support on Rescue Day helps to keep the Service on standby 24/7 for our community".
"Each year our Lismore team is tasked to perform over 400 missions ranging from rescues and emergencies through to patient transfers from our smaller regional hospitals to larger metropolitan hospitals.
"Rescue Day highlights the partnership between our Service and that of the medicals teams who fly with us from NSW Ambulance and NSW Health. It is this partnership that is helping to deliver life changing outcomes for so many patients and their families each year."
On Rescue Day ylocal businesses and venues take part as they help to fundraise support for the appeal. Rescue Day is also an opportunity for local workplaces to sign up and hold a fundraiser like a 'Red n Yellow' themed mufti day, morning tea or lunch.
To make a donation to the Rescue Day appeal visit helirescue.com.au/donate or if your workplace would like to register call 1800 155 155.