More than $14,000 raised for rescue helicopter
AT THE end of January the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service put a call out to our community to help raise $10,000 for the purchase of two intermediate bulk containers (IBC's).
Local community groups together with a whole bunch of individuals dug deep and donated a grand total of $14,816 towards our 'We Need a Tank or Two' campaign.
"We have had a positive response to our campaign and raised $14,816," said Kirsty Wooler, spokesperson for RACQ Capricorn Rescue.
"This allows for the immediate purchase of two IBC's and well and truly kick starts the funding for a third.
"The first two IBC's will be placed at Heron Island and Rolleston, with Emerald next on the priority list."
Ms Wooler said the equipment was necessity to the rescue service and allowed it to store 1,000L of Jet A1 aviation fuel for the Bell 412EP helicopter in a secure container at various locations across Central Queensland.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service thanks all who either contributed towards our IBC campaign, with a special thank you to Comache Cattle Company and the Gladstone and District 4wd Club Inc. who each funded an entire IBC.
Donations can still be made on our website (www.chrs.org.au), over the phone (4922 9093) or in person at our East Street office (145 East Street).