Aramex Wide Bay have sponsored the inaugural RACQ LifeFlight Bundaberg golf day to raise funds for the helicopter rescue service.
Aramex Wide Bay franchisee and local resident, Sue Peake, says the helicopter rescue service is essential for people living across the Wide Bay-Burnett region, especially in rural areas.
“Even if you live in Bundaberg, getting to Brisbane in a hurry just isn’t possible, it’s a 4-5 hour drive,” said Sue.
“Last year alone, LifeFlight Bundaberg rescued hundreds of people in critical conditions.
“If there’s a major highway accident, RACQ Life Flight Rescue can provide medical support quickly.
“We understand that now it’s more important than ever we all do our part to keep our community connected, whether you’re delivering parcels like Aramex or delivering people like Life Flight.”
The LifeFlight Bundaberg Golf Day was a great success, raising a total of $27,000 to support the air rescue operation. Aramex Wide Bay helped sponsor the day and donated the first prize golf bags.
Sue said her husband Warrick is the golfer in the family.
“Warrick is a great golfer, not me,” she said.
“All sorts of local business people and community figures came together to raise money. We’re proud to be giving back and supporting Life Flight Bundaberg, so it remains free for patients.”
“We’ve already committed to supporting the golf day next year, and I hope it becomes an annual event so even more local businesses can join us in supporting LifeFlight Bundaberg.”
The community support comes off the back of a record year for the Bundaberg-based business.
“Deliveries have been booming since April. By June we were delivering 20 per cent more parcels than Christmas time last year,” Sue said.
“Right now we’re delivering 30-35 per cent more than this time last year, and with Christmas season on the horizon we’re prepared to meet demand for what could be our busiest peak season ever.”
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