Coffee on Chopper Day keeps cafes busy in the Tweed
HORDES of coffee-craving community members made Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter's first Chopper Day Appeal something special last Friday.
Cafes from around the region allied with the rescue service to raise awareness about the importance of supporting their crucial work.
Juju's cafe in Murwillumbah served coffee in the red and yellow chopper cups for a week, but due to overwhelming customer support they had to revert to normal cups.
"We had it for a week but we had to stop using the cups for two days because we ran out of them," Juju's owner Jonathon Evans said.
"There was great support through our business, a lot of people commented on the chopper cups."
Westpac Helicopter communications officer Therese Schier said the day had been a resounding success, with the community to thank for the remarkable support.
"The response to chopper coffees was nothing short of amazing," she said.
"We just would really like to thank everyone for coming onboard - from the cafes, the people who bought the coffee and the shops that were decorated.
"People realise that it's a lifesaving service and a lot of people know someone who's been saved thanks to our services."
Bucket collections and a Facebook campaign all contributed to the day's success.