RACQ CQ Rescue is a community funded rescue helicopter that services the Mackay, Whitsunday and Bowen Basin regions. Being a community funded operation we are always out in force raising the funds needed to keep the service in the air. Two significant ways we raise funds are the use of donation boxes in businesses around the area, as well as fundraising events and the sale of our RACQ CQ Rescue merchandise.
The reality is that without the staff, crew and volunteers assisting with our fundraising efforts, the service would not be able to go on. We are continuously trying to expand our volunteer community. With the help of the volunteers at RACQ CQ Rescue we are able to make a significant difference for the service and for our community.
Join us today and donate your time to help us continue our good work.
Donation Box Collections
A significant portion of the funds raised for RACQ CQ Rescue is collected from small change accumulated in our donation boxes which are placed in over 250 supporting businesses right across Mackay, the Whitsundays and Bowen Basin.
In 2016 the total raised from our donation boxes was just under $80,000 – all from the power of loose change!
We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help us “on the ground” – by distributing more money boxes into new locations around town and then regularly visiting the boxes to collect the accumulated coins on a monthly basis.
Conversely, if you are a business owner and would like to host an RACQ CQ Rescue money box on your front counter, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange that with you.
Assistance And Representation At Community Events
RACQ CQ Rescue holds regular fundraising events and is also invited to many other events which are held as fundraisers on our behalf.
It takes a lot of man power to not only organise these events but also to ensure RACQ CQ Rescue is represented at events we are invited to wherever possible.
If you have some spare time and have been looking for a new idea of how to fill it – why not become an RACQ CQ Rescue volunteer and help us with our vitally important fundraising events and activities. We’d love to welcome you to our team!
As one of the busiest helicopter rescue services in Queensland, the RACQ CQ Rescue fundraising team is kept on our toes raising the funds and awareness required to keep our service going. If you have a few hours spare that you could give to assisting RACQ CQ Rescue raise the much needed funds we require, please contact Anka Young, our Volunteer Coordinator, to register your interest in becoming a volunteer.