Community Comes to the Call

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Recently the community were called upon to donate to the RACQ CapRescue Annual Appeal. The service is excited to announce that Central Queensland helped to reach the goal of $150,000 and exceed it by $40,000!

Operations Manager Kirsty Wooler expressed her appreciation for the overwhelming support.

“We thank all the businesses, individuals and groups who heard our call for real heroes in our region and helped us to reach $190,000,” said Kirsty.

“RACQ CapRescue relies on the community to help generate 40% of the annual operational costs.

“So, whether it was through donations, helping to promote our appeal or holding fundraisers, every dollar makes a difference.”

With over 250 rescues in 2023 already, the daily task average is on the rise, and the Rescue300 crew is taking to the skies approximately 1.4 times a day for a variety of reasons.

“The role of RACQ CapRescue is to provide the fastest and most efficient means of rapid deployment of medical and rescue teams in Central Queensland,” commented CEO Mark Fewtrell.

“This can see the rescue helicopter travel to major accidents, primary incidents, inter-hospital transfers, counter-disaster and search and rescue missions.”

The fundraising for RACQ CapRescue will continue, and the community’s support will be as vital as the service is for saving lives.

As echoed in the words of past patient Kev Mauger, “Without the help and experienced hands of the chopper rescue team, I wouldn’t have survived. I truly believe that.”

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