Help us rescue more Queenslanders

In a time of crisis, a rescue helicopter is often a patient’s lifeline.

Whether it’s a natural disaster, a car crash, an injury or medical emergency, RACQ’s Rescue Helicopter Network is there to transport loved ones to the nearest hospital.

The network is made up of RACQ Capricorn Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, covering an area stretching from the southern end of the Gold Coast all the way up to Townsville and the north-west of Queensland.

RACQ has supported the network for 25 years, but with every life-saving mission costing tens of thousands of dollars, the service needs more support to stay in the air.

RACQ LifeFlight CEO Ashley van de Velde said community helicopter rescue services rely on continued support from Queenslanders to keep crews in the air and saving lives.

“Every donation helps provide emergency, lifesaving care to people in need across our state.”

In partnership with local radio stations, RACQ will be setting up 10 pop-up events across Queensland from 12-27 January  as part of this year’s Change for Choppers appeal.

The Change for Choppers appeal will support the helicopters in providing Queenslanders with a rescue service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the last year alone, the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network rescued 2756 Queenslanders.

This year, the fundraising events will include fun activities like the RACQ helicopter game, prizes, helicopter equipment, helicopter heroes on hand to explain how they work to save lives and opportunities to donate to the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network.

Rescues based on FY18 data.