AMANDA Campbell accepts a $1000 cheque for the RACQ Careflight service from Garry Scarlett, Bob Harding and John Probst.
AMANDA Campbell accepts a $1000 cheque for the RACQ Careflight service from Garry Scarlett, Bob Harding and John Probst.

Bowlers roll out donation for CareFlight



RACQ CareFlight was recently presented more than $1000 by the Seagulls Sundowners ten pin bowling club.

Seagulls Sundowners president Garry Scarlett said the money was raised through a bowling fundraiser and the club was happy to lend its support.

"RACQ CareFlight is such a valuable service for our community and the more we can do to help keep them flying the better," he said.

RACQ CareFlight has been operating since 1981 and provides an emergency medical and rescue helicopter service throughout Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

RACQ CareFlight community relations and media officer Amanda Campbell, who accepted the donation, said the support from clubs such as Seagulls Sundowners was invaluable. Ms Campbell said RACQ CareFlight had an annual operating budget of $6 million dollars, with 60 per cent of funding generated through community support.

"Almost one in two of our missions are in the Gold Coast Tweed region so community support is vital," she said.



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