How your spare change can save lives

With more than 2,750 rescues performed by the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network in the past year, Queenslanders have been urged to give what they can to help keep this life-saving service in the air.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the Club was a proud supporter of helicopters right across the State as they attended to Queenslanders in need each and every day.

“The crews of RACQ Lifeflight Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue and RACQ Capricorn Rescue do an amazing job 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” Ms Ross said.

“The choppers attend everything from shark attacks to car crashes and medical incidents, and cover a huge area from the Gold Coast to far north Queensland, out to Charleville and from Mt Isa to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

“RACQ has supported the network for 25 years, but with every life-saving mission costing tens of thousands of dollars, the service needs your help.”

Ms Ross said RACQ would hold 10 pop-up fundraising events across Queensland with games, prizes and more from 12-27 January as part of this year’s Change for Choppers appeal.

More information on Change for Choppers and the pop-up events can be found here.