Ambulance fundraiser crashes, target nearly reached

Ambulance fundraiser crashes, target nearly reached

Ambulances are accustomed to attending crashes, but not website crashes – and not when the website is where you go to donate to the Prayer Ambulance campaign!  The Pledgeme campaign to cover the costs of the Prayer Ambulance has closed, with the ambulance receiving just over $15,000.  Thank you so much for all of your generous support!  The Pledgeme site ran into technical difficulties on the last day of the campaign, preventing some people from donating.  The team at Pledgeme were a great help, by extending the campaign and lowering the target so that last minute donations could be received.

That now means that the ambulance is still $4,331 short of the original target of $20,000.  Ambulance co-ordinator Richard Apperley says “Much of the money raised will cover costs that we’ve already had to spend money on – the purchase cost, painting and so on, and we can now look at providing and creating resources for the ambulance.”  He says that many of the resources available in the ambulance currently have been sourced from other organisations, and are on temporary loan.  He adds that the intention is to buy books specifically for the ambulance, and eventually, to create a prayer resource especially for the ambulance.

So with the lowered target officially reached, does that mean Richard and Bishop Eleanor will make good on their promise to leap out of a plane? “Yes! But not yet… when we’ve raised the full $20,000!” says Richard.

To help the ambulance get to its necessary target, donations are still being received.  Here are the different ways you can still give:

Internet banking

You can make a deposit to the diocesan bank account, and specify that it is for the Prayer Ambulance.  Just make a deposit to the following account, with the word “Ambulance” in any of the reference fields:

  • Account name: Anglican Diocese of Wellington
  • Account Number: 01-0535-0089638-28

Donation by cheque

You can post a cheque, made out to the Anglican Diocese of Wellington, to the Accounts Team, PO Box 12046, Thorndon, Wellington 6144.  Please then email and let us know that it’s coming – so we can look out for it and ensure it gets to the right place.