Mounties Care acquires naming sponsorship rights to helicopter
Mounties Care, Mounties’ pioneering healthcare service which launched late last year, has just signed a five-year deal as the naming rights sponsor to the CareFlight Rapid Response Helicopter.
The extensive deal helps to support CareFlight as it launches the brand new Airbus H145, part of the next generation of NSW’s Aeromedical Helicopters. The new helicopter will be one of the most advanced aeromedical helicopters in Australia and branded as the Mounties Care – CareFlight Helicopter, dedicated to saving lives in Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Blue Mountains.
The move comes as healthcare services in New South Wales are under extreme pressure, meaning existing resources need as much support as possible.
Mounties have been extending assistance the community, staying true to their profit-for-purpose ethos. They recently offered up their extensive carpark at Humphries Road as a COVID-19 testing site and have increased resources to help members through their Mounties Care service. This deal goes one step further, by helping ensure the services of the CareFlight Helicopter are available to community members in need.
The Group has enjoyed a rich 11-year history with the CareFlight team, previously supporting them through community donations and ClubGRANTs. However, this newly announced deal is of a far greater scale than any partnership they have enjoyed before.
Mounties Group CEO, Dale Hunt, knows all too well the importance CareFlight has in the community after a CareFlight team saved his own son’s life.
“Without CareFlight my son would not be here today. I wholeheartedly believe this, and I know there are many others that share the same sentiment as I,” said Hunt.
“The brand-new helicopter is like nothing you have ever seen before. It is state of the art technology and whilst COVID restrictions do not allow me to go and see it in the flesh, I am incredibly proud that this is now out servicing the region and saving lives every day, as of today.” Hint said.
Mounties Group President, Kevin Ingram believes that it is partnerships such as this that cement the reason the Club was formed back in 1964.
“CareFlight is an Australian institution that saves people’s lives. Taking our partnership to the next level ensures the services of the CareFlight helicopter are available to community members in need. This is the next step in enhancing our ethos of ‘improving the lives of our members and our community’ and that is something our founders, board and members can be truly proud of.” Ingram explained.
CareFlight CEO, Mick Frewen is thrilled with the support Mounties Group have afforded them over the past 11 years and believes the creation of Mounties Care has brought them closer together than ever before.
“The work that Dale, the board and the team are doing through Mounties Care goes far beyond the role we expect clubs to play, and yet it makes absolute sense for clubs to support their members in such a way with a heavy focus on members’ health and wellbeing” Frewen said.