Helicopter rescue asks for help

KAY Becker, executive officer of RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, has called on the continued generosity of the Central Queensland community.

In announcing the service's annual appeal, Kay said $1 million would be needed to supplement the State Government and sponsorship funding for the service.

“We have had tremendous support from the community over the years and we are once again asking for people to support our life-saving service, she said.

“On average we are called to a task once a day throughout the year.

“Tasks can range from motor vehicle, rural and mining accidents to rescues at sea.

“We are also regularly requested to undertake inter-hospital transfers for people of all ages including day-old babies when necessary.

“Our value to the community continues to grow with the population in the area and the increasing business and mining developments in the region,” Kay said.

Letters and fliers are now being mailed to over 12,000 donors in the region.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the annual appeal can log on to www.chrs.org.au or phone 4922 9093.



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