Zodiac gift a sign for Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

ROCKHAMPTON'S Zodiac Nightclub traded good times for a good cause on the weekend, raising $5500 for the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.

Manager Darrin "Smurf'' Ferguson said the club decided to host a second Australia Day party after the floods in January.

"Being Australia Day themed we wanted to do something for the floods," he said.

"I thought how can we raise money where we know it's going back into community?"

"Smurf'' said they chose the helicopter service because they had done a great job during the floods and he knew their funds were limited.

He said every customer that walked through the doors on Saturday night donated $5 and staff also collected money using donation tins.

"The club also made their own donation to make up the rest," he said.

"We didn't set a goal, we just thought we'd see how it went and we were very surprised.

"The helicopter service was rapt."

Kay Becker from the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, with Zodiac Nightclub's Rod Smithers and Monica Cramp. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Kay Becker from the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, with Zodiac Nightclub's Rod Smithers and Monica Cramp. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

But this isn't the first time the club has raised much needed funds for charity.

"Smurf'' said the Zodiac had previously held fundraisers for Cancer Council, Shave for a Cure and Beyond Blue.



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