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Ex-servicemen and women give back to LifeFlight

In a touching tribute, members of the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women (TPI) branch have given a $1,000 donation to the LifeFlight Foundation to continue their lifesaving efforts.

Local TPI members wanted to give back to LifeFlight after hearing about another community fundraising initiative - the LifeFlight Music Muster and Family Fun Day.

“We had planned on giving LifeFlight a donation this year, however after seeing an article in the Toowoomba Chronicle regarding the LifeFlight Music Muster, we thought why wait? We’ll give it now,” said member, Mick Lourigan. 

The ex-servicemen said they often hear the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter fly over Toowoomba and often think, ‘one day it could be one of our members’. 

Amy Luhrs, South-West Community Engagement for LifeFlight attended the weekly TPI meeting last Friday (March 16) where she was presented with the generous donation.

“We’re very appreciative of all donations given to LifeFlight and when community organisations get behind one another and help each other out, it’s very heart-warming,” said Ms Luhrs. 

Names for photo are L-R: Roland Thompson (TPI President), Amy Luhrs (LifeFlight Foundation Community Engagement – South West) Jim Poteri (TPI Treasurer) and Mick Lourigan (TPI member and past president)

2017 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,344 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