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Northern NSW : Winter 2014 redo
Westpac launches schools program Dual Olympian and Ironman champion, Ky Hurst, was the spearhead of the Westpac Schools Program supporting the Rescue Helicopters. The program was an educational resource helping school children understand the importance of not- for-profit emergency services and their roles within the community. Delivered via video, the program also featured Service crewman giving a behind-the-scenes look at the Westpac Rescue Helicopters. Program ambassador, Ky Hurst said spending a lot of time at the beach has taught him the importance of the Rescue Helicopter. He also said that the program has taught him the vital extension of the Service in the emergency care chain, not just on the coast, but in rural communities as well. Some students were given the opportunity to visit the base. From the names of helicopters and safety equipment on board each aircraft, to preparing for a real mission and delivering a patient to hospital, students received a true sense of what happens on an average day at the base. Westpac has developed a new way for the community to support its Rescue Helicopter. The initiative allows customers taking out a home loan or a business loan through Westpac to nominate the Rescue Helicopter for a special donation. Westpac makes the donation to the Service on your behalf and it does not add anything to the cost of the loan. In select branches the initiative also provides access to special discounted rates and products. An initial amount is donated when the loan commences and then continues throughout the life of the loan. Westpac Central Coast Regional General Manager, Ray Dwyer, said the bank was excited about the opportunity to get more people involved in the Rescue Helicopter community. ‘You can make a real difference to this community service by taking out a home loan with Westpac; and it won’t cost you a cent more,’ Mr Dwyer said. Westpac will donate 0.2% of the loan amount upfront and then a further 0.1% each year. This means that a $500,000 home loan would equate to a donation of $1,000 when you sign up and $500 every 12 months. The promotion applies to new customers, customers switching their loans to Westpac and existing customers taking out new loans. For more information visit your local Westpac Branch. Westpac home loan support 12 Rescue Magazine WINTER 2014
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