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December 2016


Wednesday, December 21, 2016|

hughes wedding 1It’s certainly a unique wedding when the bride and groom give their guests what could be a life-saving gift.

When Burdekin couple Ureisha Tooma and Bristow Hughes tied the knot in Airlie Beach on October 15, a dance with their best man was auctioned off and raised an incredible $2000 […]

November 2016


Monday, November 7, 2016|

Jennifer Townley - Kokoda TrekA nine-day, 96km trek through dense jungle retracing the footsteps of Aussie soldiers certainly isn’t for the faint hearted. But for Jenny Townley, it offers a life-changing adventure and a fantastic physical challenge.

Jenny and her partner Phil Burnham have registered for The Trek to Save Lives: Kokoda […]

July 2016

‘Model’ citizens raise $31,000 for life-saving charity

Tuesday, July 19, 2016|

160719 Brooke Thompson and Martin ClelandNinety-two models from across regional Queensland have proven you don’t have to be doctor to help save lives.

The RACQ CQ Rescue Model Search last month raised more than $31,500 for the region’s rescue helicopter service. Organiser Brooke Thompson, of Brooke Lee Models, handed over the donation […]

New organisers take charity fun run in their stride

Tuesday, July 19, 2016|

160718 Beach to Gardens launchA little sweat will really help us take off.

Whether you are a serious runner tracking a personal best time or just out for a Sunday morning stroll through our beautiful region, your participation in the 2016 Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run will help us save lives.

If […]

February 2016

The search is on for our region’s next top model

Tuesday, February 2, 2016|

160202 - Brook Lee Search is OnDo you fancy yourself as Central Queensland’s next top model? Do you want to help changes lives, including your own?

Then now is the time to register for the 2016 RACQ CQ Rescue Model Search.

By entering and competing you’ll help raise funds for one of the […]

November 2015

Gala Dinner raises $30,000 for region’s rescue helicopter

Wednesday, November 4, 2015|

20151030_200503Mackay’s generous business community dug deep and raised an incredible $30,000 for the region’s rescue helicopter at a gala dinner on Friday night.

About 250 people attended the 2015 Rescue Helicopter Gala Dinner, sponsored by NAB and Mackay businessman Greg Murphy, which was held in the RACQ CQ Rescue hangar at Mackay […]

October 2015

Beaconsfield student grateful for life-saving work of rescue helicopter

Wednesday, October 21, 2015|

beaconsfield landing jayke stellTwelve-year-old Jayke Stell knows how a helicopter rescue service can save lives.

The Year 6 student at Beaconsfield State School was eager to share with the RACQ CQ Rescue crew the story of how his newborn baby sister Shelby was airlifted to Townsville for life-saving treatment.

More than 300 students […]

Week of ‘FUN-raising’ for helicopter rescue service set to take-off

Tuesday, October 20, 2015|

Rescue Chopper Week has landed!

RCW_logoThe students of Beaconsfield State School will be overwhelmed with excitement when they welcome the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter as it lands on their school oval on Tuesday at 10am to thank them for their support during Rescue Chopper Week.

More than 300 students will get to meet […]

Dundula students help rescue chopper fundraiser to take-off

Tuesday, October 6, 2015|

Dundula school RCWDundula might be a little school, but they’ve got a huge heart.

Their 40 students would certainly be proud as punch to win the rescue helicopter landing on the school oval as part of Rescue Chopper Week celebrations next month across the region.

Dundula State School, at Bakers Creek, is one […]

September 2015

Moranbah residents rock our and raise $40,000 for charity

Tuesday, September 22, 2015|

concert2Organisers are confident the recent Moranbah 4U2 concert has raised about $40,000 for charity.

More than 2300 people rocked out to some of the country’s biggest bands at the third annual concert on September 12, hosted by the Hornery Trading Group, which raises funds for RACQ CQ Rescue and the Royal Brisbane […]

Family fun and rock favourites top playlist at charity concert

Tuesday, September 8, 2015|

4u2 cA super slide, mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, jumping castles, camel rides and a baby animal farm are all part of the family fun guaranteed to keep the kids happy at the 4U2 concert this weekend in Moranbah.

On Saturday, September 12, concert-goers can check out the CQ Rescue helicopter, 4ULOC […]

August 2015

Rescue chopper landing a highlight for Wings and Wheels crowd

Thursday, August 27, 2015|

CaptureRACQ CQ Rescue landing at the Mackay Aero Club was one of the highlights of the third annual Wings and Wheels event recently.

A huge crowd of people took the opportunity to meet the crew and get up close and personal with the Bell 412 rescue helicopter which saves hundreds of lives […]

Mackay runners gear up for Beach to Gardens event

Monday, August 17, 2015|

Beach to Gardens gear upAs the weather warms up, so does the competition ahead of the Sydney Street Medical Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run on Sunday, August 30.

In its third year, the 11km or 5km fun run along the stunning Bluewater Trail gives participants the chance to soak up the […]

July 2015

Aussie rock royalty set to hit Moranbah stage for charity

Thursday, July 30, 2015|

4U2 FlyerIf you love a great party and a huge line-up of great Australian bands on stage, then lock Saturday, September 12 in your calendar now for Moranbah’s 4U2 Family Concert.

From 2pm until late the Hornery Trading Group Complex, on Railway Station Road, will be rocking out to tunes from some […]

Donaton a huge boost to rescue chopper’s annual appeal

Wednesday, July 15, 2015|

Racecourse Projects donationA Mackay farming entity is proving you don’t have to be a large organisation to make a big difference in the community.

Racecourse Projects, a partnership between Mackay Sugar and Black River Asset Management, has given a $5000 boost to RACQ CQ Rescue Annual Appeal to help continue their life-saving […]

June 2015

Rescue chopper sends SOS for annual support

Friday, June 19, 2015|

_MG_6176RACQ CQ Rescue is sending out an SOS – and by digging deep you can help them continue to save lives.

Although donations to the RACQ CQ Rescue 2015 Annual Appeal were coming in slower than expected this week, CEO Martin Cleland said he remained confident they would reach their fundraising target and […]

Appeal saves lives, keeps world-class service in the air 24/7

Friday, June 12, 2015|

IMG_0957bImagine the horror and breath-taking pain of being stung by a deadly venomous sea creature on a remote and deserted beach, hundreds of kilometres from the nearest hospital or doctor. Then the relief when you hear that the RACQ CQ Rescue chopper is on the way.

Saving the life of a critically […]

Clermont Show ‘beefs’ up funds for RACQ CQ Rescue

Wednesday, June 3, 2015|

CaptureFundraising of a different kind was the order of the day at the 2015 Clermont Show with RACQ CQ Rescue one of two beneficiaries at the event.

Since 2008, over $40,000 has been raised for the rescue service through the Beef Cattle Auction ‘Charity Class’ and this year was no […]

May 2015

Greenmount Homestead 100th Anniversary Community Fair

Tuesday, May 26, 2015|


CaptureRACQ CQ Rescue is excited to announce our support of the Greenmount Homestead 100th Anniversary Community Fair this Sunday 31st May!

The RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter will be at the Homestead grounds on Greenmount Rd, Walkerston from 9am – 3pm so bring your whole family to Greenmount Homestead and say hello to […]

Record numbers for the RACQ CQ Rescue Model Search

Friday, May 22, 2015|

CaptureAn incredible amount of $28,000 has been raised in the 2015 RACQ CQ Rescue Model Search, an increase on 2014’s result by almost $12,000. Organisers of the event at Brooke Lee Modelling are overwhelmed with the outcome of the 2015 model search which is gaining momentum year after year.

To be eligible […]