Why it matters

Your fundraising keeps ambulance services free.

Each year Wellington Free Ambulance must fundraise around $8million to ensure emergency ambulance services can remain free to anyone in Greater Wellington and Wairarapa.

As an essential health service, Wellington Free does receive funding from Government but we need the support of our community to ensure our team have the ambulances, equipment, and resources they need to respond 24/7, 365 days a year.

Your support is absolutely vital in ensuring Wellington Free Ambulance remains free of charge to anyone in our community.

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The funds you donate or raise will help buy....

Help Buy 1 Blood Glucose Monitor


Blood glucose monitor - to measure blood sugar.

Help Buy 2 Trauma Bag


Trauma bag - to stabilise a patient with traumatic injuries.

Help Buy 3 Electronic Thermometer


Electronic thermometer - used with almost every patient.

Help Buy 4 Stretcher


Stretcher - needed in every one of our emergency ambulance fleet.

You’ll be helping people like...

Patient story - Riley


On Tuesday 11 April 2023, a tornado ripped through Paraparaumu, lifting off roofs and damaging powerlines. It also lifted, then dropped and destroyed, the sleep-out that 16-year-old Rhiley was asleep in.

Rhiley's mum Jade explains, “I know it sounds strange, call it mother’s instinct, but I knew immediately Rhiley was hurt. I grabbed Riley's brother Cooper from his room and ran to the front door, where Rhiley already was.”

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Patient story - Evelyn


Evelyn was just five years old when she took a tumble out of the parked family car and hit her head on the car door. With blood everywhere and a visible, “very open” head wound, her mum Mary could see straightaway, “it would be a hospital job”.

Five years on from her Wellington Free Ambulance experience, Evelyn has become one of our most dedicated community fundraisers, raising vital funds every year to support us.

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Why is it Onesie?

We call it Onesie because we are the ONE’s (111) for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, the only ambulance service in our region and the only ambulance service in New Zealand that is free.

Each year we aim to raise over $200,000 to support our services through this appeal. People can donate online, sign up to fundraise, and get their friends, family and whānau to support them (great for businesses and schools), or give to one of our volunteers during the street collection.

Whatever you choose to do, we are grateful for your support. Everything you raise or donate goes towards keeping our ambulance service free of charge for anyone who needs us.

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Everything you give supports your current community, friends, family and whānau as well as ensuring we are here for generations to come.

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