Springbank School understands that local charities play a huge role in the Northland community.
At Springbank School, we are very proud to support both local and national charities through a variety of fundraising ideas such as dress up days, BBQs, Market Day Stalls and more.
Every two years, one local charity is chosen as our main “Charity Champion”. We raise money at school and donate to the charity throughout the year. We also raise awareness of the charity by offering support at local events and promotion through our newsletter and our Facebook page.
Our Charity Champion for 2018 and 2019 is the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST)
NEST is a charitable trust established to provide a dedicated emergency rescue helicopter service for the people of Northland. They are aware of the increased risk of death and serious injury caused when medical treatment is delayed – all of which makes Northland’s Rescue Helicopter service so essential.
The Northland Rescue Helicopters have seen demand for their services grow with consistent year on year increases. Last year alone they transported over 900 people to hospitals or medical facilities around the north. On average, the Northland Rescue Helicopters are in the air three times a day.
Springbank School is proud to choose NEST this year as our Charity Champion and we look forward to raising extra dollars and helping to increase the awareness of this very important service to Northland.
Previous Charity Champions have been:
- 2017 – Hospice, Northland
- 2016 – Hospice, Northland
- 2015 – Northland Foster Hope
- 2014 – Northland Foster Hope