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2021 Warriors Charity Day

It’s the work of charitable organisations that ensures the healthy heartbeat of local communities.

Show your support for Central Coast charities by adding a donation to your round 11 ticket purchase when the Vodafone Warriors host the Wests Tigers at Central Coast Stadium. Here are the charities and not-for-profits that will benefit from your generous support. 

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Since 1975, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has grown from a part-time voluntary summer beach patrol to world-class aeromedical search and rescue resource helping Australians when they need it most. With four twin-engine AW139 helicopters operating across three bases in north NSW, the service is approaching 2000 missions each year.

No one has ever had to pay to be assisted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. That is because people in our community, along with NSW Health and NSW Ambulance, provide the funds to ensure the rescue helicopters are there when, and where, they are needed.

As a beneficiary of the Vodafone Warriors' Charity Round on May 21, 2021, your support will help to keep the service in the air for the community of northern NSW. 

Central Coast Cancer Council (Central Coast Division)

Wherever cancer is, we are. We are Australia's leading cancer charity, and the only Australian charity working across every aspect of every cancer, from research to prevention and support.

Every year almost 48,000 people in NSW are diagnosed with cancer. So every day we offer support to families affected by cancer, speak out on behalf of our community and find new and better ways to detect and treat cancer. 

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of the Australian community to continue our life-saving work. As a beneficiary of the Vodafone Warriors' Charity Round on May 21, 2021, your support means we’ll continue to make great strides towards our vision of a cancer free future.

Gosford Hospital Palliative Care Unit (“Elsie’s Retreat")

Opened in April 20, 2021, the Coast’s first dedicated palliative care unit, Elsie’s Retreat, will offer a ‘homelike’ facility for terminally ill residents requiring acute symptom management who are then able to return home, as well as those patients who cannot be cared for at home in the last days of life.

Memorialised in honour of a nurse that passed away with breast cancer and whose dream it was to have a dedicated hospice on the Coast, Elsie’s Retreat offers a sympathetic and homelike environment with indoor and outdoor spaces intended to transform palliative services for patients, families and carers.

The realisation of this specialist facility at Gosford Hospital has been made possible by the amazing support of the community of the Central Coast. We’re proud to be a beneficiary of the Vodafone Warriors' Charity Round on May 21, 2021 to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Elsie’s Retreat.

Central Coast Animal Care Facility

Established in July 2016, the Central Coast Animal Care Facility is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to saving re-homeable animals and giving them a second chance at a better life.

With seven staff and the support of a large volunteer base that travel across NSW to save 800-900 animals each year, the Central Coast Animal Care Facility is wholly reliant on community donations to ensure the continuity of this rescue service and provision of medical treatment for animals in their care.

We’re honoured to be a beneficiary of the Vodafone Warriors' Charity Round on 21 May to ensure we can continue to find Forever Homes for our rescue animals.

NSW State Emergency Service (SES) 

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is the lead agency in the response to floods, storms and tsunamis in NSW. Recognised as the most versatile and widely-used service resource in NSW, the SES also supports other emergency services in times of natural and man-made disasters and is committed to building safer and more resilient communities.

The NSW SES is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation so additional financial support is always welcomed and allows us to invest more into training and developing our more than 9000 volunteers to deliver rescue, first aid and other vital services in emergencies.

We are grateful to be a beneficiary of the Vodafone Warriors' Charity Round on May 21, 2021. Your support will help the NSW SES to protect life and property around the state and to be there when Australians need us most.