James PG Foundation

The James PG Foundation is a registered charitable trust, to encourage and provide opportunities to the youth of New Zealand aged 17-25 to reach their full potential.

The James PG foundation was created in the memory of James Paterson-Gardner, an eighteen year old that died tragically in a helicopter crash in February 2015. 

One of the objectives at the Foundation is creating opportunities and opening doors that would not be normally be there, to find placement for enterprising young adults from the aviation industry into opportunities that will provide further education, career development and enhance aviation safety.

James was a young man that made the most out of life and lived it to its fullest.  Talented, well-mannered and humble his life as an adult was about to begin.

Since the tragic loss of James, it has become our mission to give others the opportunities and the tools to excel.  

The James PG Foundation intends to many open doors for those who show the potential, to tackle life with the same attitude and enthusiasm of James.

For more information, please email us: [email protected]