RRT Helps Raise $42,000.00 in Goulburn ‘Support the Chopper’ Event

It is the community support that makes the iconic Snowy Hydro SouthCare lifesaving air ambulance service what it is today. The Snowy Hydro SouthCare 2GN Radiothon was organised and facilitated by RRT and sponsored by the Goulburn business community to raise funds and awareness of the great contribution that this excellent lifesaving service makes to our community right here in Goulburn.

The scene of the Radiothon at Goulburn

The scene of the Radiothon at Goulburn

Since 1998 the chopper has completed approx 6000 lifesaving missions, and last financial year completed 509 missions. It costs approx $5,800.00 an hour for the chopper to attend a mission. Its amazing just how many people right here in the Goulburn community have experienced first-hand the best level of care that is available anywhere in aerial lifesaving services.

The community turned out to show support

The community turned out to show support

Starting at 9.00am, the 2GN Radiothon event got off to a great start with supporters coming in early with their cheque books, credit cards and cash to make their generous donations to this outstanding rescue service. Along with the donations came the stories of the many lives saved by the chopper.

Just some of the many who turned out for the Snowy Hydro ‘Support the Chopper’ Event

Just some of the many who turned out for the Snowy Hydro ‘Support the Chopper’ Event

With the RRT Team busy on the BBQ and barista coffee bar, the 2GN radio jocks were equally busy throughout the morning fielding support from past patients, and anyone in the community who wished to tell their story about the chopper, Meanwhile the Snowy Hydro phones ran hot with supporters from as far away as New Zealand phoning in their donations!

RRT Volunteers recording the donations that came flowing in

RRT Volunteers recording the donations that came flowing in

In just 3 short hours an incredible and exceptionally generous $42,000.00 was raised for the chopper, a true testimony to the great work that has been done for the community over the years.

As Chris Kimball, CEO of Snowy Hydro SouthCare said:

“RRT is amazing, you guys are just genius. We’ve had some massive donations, including $10,000.00 from one donor, and that’s the single biggest donation that we have received here in my time as CEO of this organisation”

The organisers with the amount raised – an amazing $42, 000 was raised in 3 hours!

The organisers with the amount raised – an amazing $42, 000 was raised in 3 hours!

3 thoughts on “RRT Helps Raise $42,000.00 in Goulburn ‘Support the Chopper’ Event”

  1. Chris Wright says:

    Great work RRT. we never know when we will need the services of helicopters. They are a great provision. RRT showed just how thankful they are for such services by the very generous amount given.

  2. US Fan says:

    Congratulations RRT from a PBCC member on the other side of the globe

  3. DRH says:

    So glad RRT could help out! Keep up the good work.

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