Red Angels

Why we need your help

We can't fly without you and we can't afford to have a day that we don't fly.

Life flight is your local emergency air services charity.

Lifeflight provides the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue helicopter and a nationwide air ambulance service.

$2,500 is needed from the community for every mission flown.

What is a Red Angel?

Every six hours someone urgently needs our help, but we can't do it without you.

Red Angels is the name we give supporters who commit to a monthly gift to help ensure local lives are saved.

Your regular donations are vital to save this region's most critically ill and injured. As a Red Angel you will be part of our team on every mission.

Complete the form below and from LESS THAN $1 A DAY become a Life Flight Red Angel today.

Become a Red Angel today!

What your support provides

  • Life Flight flies 24/7
  • One mission every 6 hours
  • Including 300 babies and children
Plane and Helicopter

Lives that have been saved thanks to our supporters' donations



Colin Tandy says, "I felt my logging truck get sucked sideways down a huge steep bank. Adrenaline shot through me as the truck rolled again and again, bashing me against the roof and seat. Pain was coming over me in huge waves. It was very, very scary. The feeling of comfort from the helicopter team arriving was amazing. I knew I was in the best hands. I owe them my life and am hugely grateful."


Premature. Tiny. Fragile. Ethan needed an Angel

Ethan was born 12 weeks too early. In a race to save him, Life Flight's emergency air service flew him to Wellington Hospital as soon as he was born. "He was so see-through you could see his heart through his chest," said Ethan's Grandmother. He was on Oxygen for seven months and needed Life Flight's help several times as he fought hard to survive – but today he's a healthy little boy.