RACQ LifeFlight Rescue calls on South West community for help

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue is recruiting an army of volunteers, as restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be eased.

While the road to recovery will be a long one, the rescue chopper service is hoping to restart fundraising activities, at a grass roots level, in July.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the LifeFlight Foundation has had to indefinitely postpone or cancel events which contribute significantly to the need to cover up to 30% of the cost of running the community rescue helicopter fleet,” said South West Senior Fundraising Coordinator Amy Luhrs.

“It’s been a tough few months, but we’re looking forward to getting back out to our community.”

This week is National Volunteer Week.

More than 200 volunteers are the backbone of the LifeFlight Foundation, helping to raise vital funds to keep the helicopter crews flying to the aid of Queenslanders.

“We would love to build up our already fabulous team of volunteers in the South West,” Amy said.

“Our volunteers attend events and help out with small jobs leading up to those events, help engage the community and build a strong relationship between locals and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue.”

The buzz of the Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters is familiar to the South West community, with more than 707 airlifts to and from the region in 2019.

The passionate volunteers fundraise in the community and in turn, help rescue crews continue to provide locals with 24/7 access to emergency medical care.

But more helpers are needed in the South West and LifeFlight is encouraging locals to get involved and sign up, to give back.

If you’re interested in joining the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue family, please contact the local fundraising team –

South West Senior Fundraising Coordinator Amy Luhrs:
Phone: 4592 5799
Email: Amy.Luhrs@lifeflight.org.au