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Sunshine Coast women lend LifeFlight a helping hand

The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aeromedical crew will now be better equipped when undertaking lifesaving missions.

Thanks to generous donations from Sunshine Coast women, Jocelyn Walker, Noelene Shadforth & Ngaire Roberts, three new Alpha Eagle Dual Visor Flight helmets have been purchased. 

Each helmet is worth more than $3,500 and is an essential part of the crew's aeromedical equipment. 

The helmets are worn by LifeFlight’s crew on hundreds of rescue missions each year, offering maximum safety, comfort and sound protection in the aircraft.

LifeFlight prides itself on providing its personnel with the best possible equipment to assist them in the challenging air medical environment, and appropriate helmets are a ‘must have’ for the service’s highly trained crew members.

Chief Executive Officer of the LifeFlight Foundation, Leanne Angel, said it's thanks to generous women like Jocelyn, Noelene & Ngaire that LifeFlight is able to continue it's vital aeromedical service to all Queenslanders. 

"It’s incredible to see how readily the local community wants to give back to our lifesaving cause, the generosity of these three women is invaluable," Leanne said. 

Almost 500 lives were saved by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aeromedical crew last year. 

The top five patient injury and illness types were; 107 cardiac conditions, 85 on and off road motor vehicle/cycle accidents, 36 falls, 29 stroke/neurological conditions and 19 respiratory conditions. 

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