SAE Institute founder Tom Misner has donated $50,000 to the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter as part of a recent radiothon appeal.
The helicopter service’s general manager, Kris Beavis, described the donation as “extraordinary”.
Mr Beavis said Mr Misner was a helicopter pilot and understood the cost involved in operating helicopters.
He said Mr Misner had said he hoped his donation would strongly encourage others who had the resources to make similar donations to help keep the rescue helicopters flying and saving lives in the local community.
Mr Beavis said the support of people who had donated to the service helped make the goal of raising $150,000 before the end of June “all that much closer”.
“When someone donates, whether it’s $50 or $50,000, it all makes a big difference to the lives of not only the patients we fly, but the lives of their families, friends and the community they live in,” he said.
To support the helicopter appeal, call 6627 4444, or donate online at www.helirescue.com.au or at any Westpac branch.
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