None of us know when an accident or emergency might strike and without fail, Wellington Free Ambulance will be to the rescue!
Wellington Ambulance are the one and only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free, hence the ‘onesie’ theme was created!
Every year, Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics help around 50,000 people from around the region. They attend 140 emergencies a day.
The charity is only part funded by government, and that means having to find $4 million every year through community fundraising
‘Onesie Day’ is an annual event, raising awareness and collecting donations to help make up the $4 million shortfall. Donations go towards new ambulances, life-saving equipment, advanced clinical training and research, and more.
It’s hard to imagine where we’d be without them, which is why RRT were so enthused to support. 15 RRT volunteers were up and cooking, bright and early at the Porirua Train Station on Friday morning, and soon handing out FREE scrambled egg and ham burgers. The smell of a delicious BBQ breakie wafting through the station aroused the interest of many passer-bys!
Other volunteers in Onesie’s were in the subway collecting donations alongside RRT volunteers who gave away over 600 burgers. Some took extra burgers to feed the hungry ones in town and for some it was their breakfast!
The train station is just one of many locations across the region where ‘Onesies’ are collecting donations. Collectors were also on the streets all around Porirua, Hutt Valley, Kapiti and the Wairarapa. “Every dollar makes a huge difference,” head of fundraising and communications Laura Golland said. “Our community are the ones keeping us here, and keeping us free for anyone needing our help.”
We appreciate all Wellington Free Ambulance do and feel privileged to be able to support them.