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LifeFlight base celebrates with parting Christmas gift

Locals are encouraged to come and say goodbye to the Toowoomba LifeFlight base on Wednesday afternoon at the Community Christmas Open Day before its aircraft and crews are relocated ahead of the construction of a new, purpose-built aeromedical base – the Clive Berghoffer LifeFlight Centre.

The festive send-off will host a range of family-friendly activities and stalls for kids of all ages, with a special guest appearance from Santa in the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper.

Locals will have the chance to look inside the rescue helicopters which save hundreds of lives in the south-west community every year, with guided tours by LifeFlight crew members.

There will be Christmas carols, a multi-draw raffle, barbeque, coffee, entertainment, a jumping castle and other kids’ activities to help raise money for the LifeFlight Foundation. 

The LifeFlight Foundation is a community-based organisation which supports the iconic RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service.

Monies raised at this year’s Community Christmas Open Day will keep the Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper in the air and saving lives over the busy holiday period.

Amy Luhrs, the LifeFlight Foundation’s Community Engagement Officer for the South-West, said every dollar raised at the open day will help save lives in the region.

“As we head into the holiday period, our roads, backyards and pools become busier than ever,” she said.

“LifeFlight crews are on standby 24/7 throughout the festive season to help Queenslanders in their greatest hour of need. 

“Come and check out the base for the last time, and help us raise vital funds to ensure we can provide a blanket of care to all south-west residents over the holiday period.”

The event will take place Wednesday, 13 December from 4pm-7pm at LifeFlight’s Toowoomba Airport base. Entry is a gold coin donation.  

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:
www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au