Orica and Rescue Helicopter join forces
Richard Jones, Scott Reid, Adrian Mason and Cliff Marsh OAM.
Orica has formalised a partnership with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service to become one of the Service’s major supporters.
The company has been a strong supporter of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service for many years with Orica staff in the Hunter participating in the ‘Dare to Share’ payroll giving program. This support is now being matched dollar for dollar by Orica along with backing for many of the Service’s events and fundraising activities.
General Manager Mining Services Australia Pacific, Adrian Mason, said the partnership is a natural fit for the company. “Orica has operations at numerous sites throughout the Hunter Valley and northern New South Wales, from Newcastle to Gunnedah.”
Service General Manager, Richard Jones, said that ongoing support was needed to ensure future operations would be provided every day of the year. “No one ever pays to be assisted by the service, but its value is priceless,” Mr Jones said. “We are here to support our community and continue to need its help in return.”
Mr Jones said the service is proud to have won a new 10-year contract to provide aeromedical services to all of northern NSW. Each year, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service undertakes more than 1200 missions across the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, New England and North West regions.