The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter’s annual Doorknock Appeal, sponsored by Bourke Love McCartney Young, takes place this Saturday and Sunday August 30-31, and a record 2000 doorknockers will be hitting the street in over 50 towns throughout the northern region (from Tweed Heads in the north, to Nambucca Heads in the south and west to Glen Innes).

“Residents are encouraged to please give generously when one of the volunteer collectors calls on Saturday or Sunday or donate via the website www.helirescue.com.au or any Westpac bank,” said the rescue service’s Business Development Manager, Nyree Eplett.

“The service still needs volunteer collectors and drivers at most venues (scroll down for a list of collection venues).

“Anyone interested in helping out by door-knocking or driving collectors on the day, should call 6627 4444 (Lismore helibase) or 6650 9893 (Coffs).

“Alternatively, people can simply turn up at any of the collection venues listed below this Sunday August 31. It only takes a couple of hours!”

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Annual Doorknock Appeal is the service’s biggest fundraising event, raising over $100,000 each year.

“Last year we raised just over $100,000 but only covered around 30 per cent of the flight area,” Nyree said.

“Imagine what we could do with more volunteers!”

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

On average the service flies five to six missions per week.

Its annual operating costs are $5 million, half of which needs to be raised from the community every year, making events like doorknock absolutely vital.

For further information contact: Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Business Development Manager Nyree Epplett on 0412 665 644. Collectors wanting more information should contact 6627 4444 or 6650 9893.

Doorknock Day collection venues:

Alstonville
 Geoff Watt Building
 Deegan Drive, near Alstonville Bowling Club
 
Ballina
 Ballina Bowling Club
 68 Cherry Street
 
Bangalow
 Bangalow Fire Station
 Byron Street
 
Broadwater
 Melba’s Verandah
 Cnr Fisher & Pacific Hwy
 
Brunswick Heads
 Brunswick Heads Bowling Club
 Pacific Highway
 
Byron Bay
 Westpac Bank
 Jonson Street
 
Cabarita
 Cabarita Bowling Club
 Cabarita Road, Bongangar
 
Casino
 Westpac Bank
 45 Walker Street
 
Clunes
 Clunes Fire Station
 Walker Street
 
Evans Head
 Evans Head Surf Life Saving Club
 Captain Cook Drive
 
Kingscliff
 Kingscliff Surf Life Saving Club
 Marine Parade
 
Kyogle
 War Memorial Park
 Summerland Way
 
Lennox Head
 CWA Hall
 Park Lane
 
Lismore
 Helicopter Base
 Brunswick Street
 
Mullumbimby
 Westpac Instore Bridgelands
 69 Burringbar Street
 
Ocean Shores
 Ocean Shores Community Centre
 55 Rajah Road
 
Pottsville
 Pottsville Beach Sports Club
 Tweed Coast Road
 
Tweed Heads
 Tweed Heads Bowling Club
 Wharf Street
 
Woodburn
 River Street – SES Shed
 River Street
 
Woodenbong
 Woodenbong Central School
 Unumgar Street
 
GLEN INNES
 
Glen Innes
 Westpac Bank
 289 Grey Street
 
Deepwater
 Deepwater Post Office
 24-26 Young Street
 
GRAFTON / CLARENCE
 
Grafton
 Westpac Bank
 10 Prince Street
 
Brooms Head
 Brooms Head General Store
 92 Ocean Road
 
Iluka
 Iluka Marina
 1 Charles Street
 
Lawrence
 Chris Clay’s home
 74 Exmouth Street
 
Maclean
 Westpac Bank
 219 River Street
 
Yamba
 Yamba Fire Station
 Yamba Road
 
COFFS/NAMBUCCA
 
Bellingen
 Bellingen SES Shed
 South Road
 
Coffs Harbour
 Coffs Showground
 Pacific highway
 
Dorrigo
 Dorrigo Bowling Club
 Hickory Street
 
Macksville
 Nambucca Heads Youth Centre
 Ridge Street
 
Nambucca
 Nambucca Heads Youth Centre
 Ridge Street
 
Urunga
 The Honey Place
 Pacific Highway, Urunga
 
Woolgoolga
 Woolgoolga Community Centre
 Beach Street