Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust

Saving lives

The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust has been saving lives in Canterbury and the West Coast for over 30 years.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter in Christchurch and the NZCC Rescue Helicopter in Greymouth are on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, ready to fly to the rescue of people who need their help across the central South Island of NZ.

the objective

Reaching and connecting with donors

hairyLemon worked with Air Rescue to refresh their existing website. The new website needed to act as a central hub to provide information about their cause, capture their audiences attention, and encourage visitors to make a donation.

Lea Goddard, Creative Executive at Air Rescue confirms: "Our work at the trust is incredibly dynamic, so we needed our website to reflect this, with the ultimate goal of motivating people to donate.

hairyLemon turned our ideas and needs into a cohesive vision, whilst bringing in new, fresh ideas, combined with their great technical knowledge."

hairyLemon worked closely with Air Rescue supporting them with digital marketing activities including training, online advertising and email marketing.

Expanding reach and awareness

The Air Rescue team now have a better understanding of how the website and Google AdWords are impacting their enquiries, and awareness in the market.

"Understanding the impact of our digital efforts allows us to better tailor content to our audiences, which creates a higher level of engagement with our cause.

Our audiences now have a higher level of motivation to donate. Being able to measure this impact, and show the progress allows us to justify the resource allocation to digital – which when working in charity is paramount," Lea says.

Chance to contribute

Since the website has gone live, there has been a steady increase in website traffic and online donations.

Air Rescue are always on the lookout for new volunteers, donations and fundraising supporters.

If you are looking to make a life-saving contribution in the community check out, their website for more information.