St John is saying a big 'thank you' to business advisory and accounting firm Crowe Horwath, who have purchased a much-needed Toyota Land Cruiser for use in the Wakatipu area.

The new vehicle has been adapted to act as a 4WD Ambulance Response Vehicle. Such response vehicles are designed to get ambulance personnel to areas which a standard St John ambulance could not reach, including unsealed roads and off-road river crossings.

Duncan Fea, Managing Principal from Crowe Horwath says, “We wanted to support this community initiative because we live here – this is our community and we want to know our friends, family, colleagues and community are able to call on the right resources should they ever need to.

It’s also about our corporate responsibility. We’re a team of 50 at Crowe Horwath in Central Otago, and we wanted to support the wider community in a meaningful way.

"When we heard that St John couldn’t provide a 4WD Ambulance for the regions ski fields this season because of terrain and older vehicles not able to withstand the rough roads, we knew we had found a meaningful way to support our community.”

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