In the five minutes that you would take to read this story, St John would have received at least five phone calls for help from people nationwide and at least four of them would have been rushed to the nearby Hospital for treatment.
It takes devotion and sacrifice to be a St John volunteer just as it takes kindness and generosity to be a St John donor.
Two years ago, St John asked New Zealanders to support its ‘Annual Appeal’ for fundraising and set a target of $2.2 million.
New Zealanders were more than magnanimous. They donated $2.7 million, unprecedented in the history of the charitable organisation.
Opportunity to readers
This year, we have joined hands with this great Institution.
St John Northern Region Communication Advisor Jennifer Porter writes, “In another first, Indian Newslink readers have a unique chance to “come together” to contribute directly towards a new ambulance via the newspaper’s novel crowdfunding initiative. Readers can help St John buy an ambulance for the community and help save lives, simply by donating at www.stjohn.org.nz/newslink or sending a cheque to St John, Private Bag 14902, Panmure, Auckland (including your name, address and code Newslink),” she said.
St John Northern Region Fundraising & Marketing Manager Kristin Cross said that the money would be used to add to the St John’s fleet.
Fund an Ambulance
“One ambulance can attend as many as 600 incidents each year, potentially saving 600 lives, so to get another ambulance in the community thanks to Indian Newslink readers would mean a huge deal to us. We look forward to seeing how this crowdfunding initiative unfolds and as always, we appreciate any donations, big or small.”
Donations towards the ‘Heart of Gold’ appeal can be made in any ASB branch across New Zealand, online at www.heartofgold.org.nz, by calling 0800 ST JOHN, or to St John & ASB volunteer collectors throughout New Zealand.
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