Supporting the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

Two weeks till departure!

During the final phase of the Rowing from Home to Home expedition I will once again be supporting the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust.  The rescue helicopter helped save my sisters life after a car accident and I supported them in 2012 during my second Everest expedition, raising $27,000 through speaking engagements and donations.


My sister Debra meeting the flight crew from the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust who flew her to hospital after her accident. L to R: Jayden Strickland (Chief Crewman), Debra Avery, Roger Blume (Paramedic), Fergus MacLachlan (Pilot)

I personally do not feel comfortable asking for donations.  Instead I prefer a value exchange.  If you enjoy following the expedition updates as I tackle the Tasman crossing, then it would be lovely if you can make a contribution based on what value you thought you had from following.  So far in the past two weeks we have quietly raised $2,900 thanks to some very generous friends contributions. (Eds note: As of 27 September, 2017 we are now up to $3950).

Donations can be sent electronically through this link here ( and please select “Rowing from Home to Home” as the DONATION PROJECT. (Any money donated goes directly to the Trust account and not to me.)

To learn more about what the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust does, click this link here: or you can follow them at facebook here.

Thank you.


Posted on September 26, 2017, in Rowing Home. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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