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Dine on wine and cheese to win chopper ride

Two lucky people will be arriving at RACQ CareFlight’s annual Gala Ball in style – by helicopter.

RACQ CareFlight Regional Community Relations Manager Suzie Washington says the prize is being given away as part of the Gala Balls charity auction.

But it will be drawn early so the winners can arrive to the Ball in style as part of their prize.

The prize will be drawn at a Wine and Cheese event held at CareFlight’s Toowoomba hangar on Tuesday 31 May.

And the winner will be flown to the June 3rd Gala Ball event by one of CareFlight’s helicopters.

“It’s very simple for people to win this exciting and unique prize,” Ms Washington said.

“All you have to do to win is to buy a ticket in our Gala Ball raffle and attend the wine and cheese night,” she said.

“The winners of the CareFlight chopper flight will be drawn on the wine and cheese evening a little earlier than the major raffle draw at the Gala event.

“The theme for the Gala Ball is James Bond Casino Royale, so what better way to fit the theme than having people arrive by helicopter,” she said.

The wine and cheese evening will be hosted by Create Financial Solutions and AMP who have come on as a major sponsor for the Gala Ball.

“Even if you’re not attending the Gala Ball at Toowoomba Turf Club, you can still buy raffle tickets to win other fantastic prizes on the evening including a $10,000 Argyle Pink diamond ring,” she said.

“For every dollar raised through the raffle tickets AMP will match dollar for dollar up to $10,000.

“We understand that a lot of people outside of Toowoomba would love to attend and support CareFlight but can’t.

"So if you’re unable to attend the evening, you can still support the charity by purchasing raffle tickets for $50.00 each to go into the draw to win the Argyle Pink diamond ring.

“All funds raised will go directly into RACQ CareFlight’s rescue operations.

“We hope to see everyone at the Gala Ball and the wine and cheese evening,” she said.

Every year RACQ CareFlight’s iconic blue and yellow choppers help hundreds of sick and injured patients.

After nearly three decades, RACQ CareFlight’s biggest supporters are still the communities of southern QLD which contribute almost half of the service’s funding.