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Olympic champion ditches beach wear for ball gown to help CareFlight

Four-time Olympian and Australian beach volleyball champion, Natalie Cook, will dust of the sand and don a dress on May 26 for the Cirque du CareFlight Gala Ball at the Toowoomba Showgrounds.

Natalie Cook will join hundreds of other revellers for this years’ RACQ CareFlight Gala Ball which is aiming to raise more than $60,000 for the life-saving helicopter service.

RACQ CareFlight’s Suzie Washington said Natalie Cook had donated a number of signed memorabilia items which would be available to bidders during the silent auction on the night.

“Natalie is soon to be the first Australian woman to go to five summer Olympic Games so we are thrilled she has time to support us at this event before she jets off to London with the Australian women’s volleyball team,” she said.

 “We welcome everyone in the community to join us for this glamorous evening in the circus ring.

"It promises to be bigger and even better than ever before.

“One lucky guest on the night will also win a handmade diamond pendant valued at $10,000 which was very generously donated by Bruce Robinson Diamonds.

“Cameron Robinson from Bruce Robinson Diamonds is the lucky man who is bringing Natalie along as his guest for the Ball.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and a six-hour beverage package along with circus-style entertainment by the International Aerial Angels performers.

Cirque du CareFlight will also feature an amazing five-piece band, circus-style side show alley and many other spectacular acts.

Limited tickets for $160.00 per person are still available for the glamorous evening.

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 Queensland which contribute almost half of the service’s funding.