Community Support Success

RACQ CapRescue is dedicated to not only promoting and funding the life-saving service but also offering a platform to celebrate sponsors, supporters, and the region. As a result, the past few months have been busy, with plenty of opportunities for the community to support the rescue service.

On Friday, 21st July, guests dressed to the nines for the biennial CapRescue Ball. The event welcomed guests with the impressive AgustaWestland 139 (AW139) helicopter on-site, offering them the chance to chat with the crew and capture twilight photos before heading upstairs.

The highlight was the captivating story shared by past patient Kev Mauger,  who expressed his profound gratitude. Kev recounted his journey of survival, from harrowing injuries to a challenging recovery, ultimately thanking his “Sky Angels” through a touching song.

On Sunday, 30th July, the Rescue300 helicopter landed at Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Parklands for the Gladstone Community Open Day – presented by Australia Pacific LNG downstream operator ConocoPhillips. Families from across the region enjoyed a fun and educational event, meeting local heroes and exploring the rescue helicopter up close.

The last Sunday in August saw a vibrant crowd gather at St Aubin’s Village to celebrate the onset of Spring while supporting CapRescue. Now in its second year, the afternoon event allowed guests to relish the changing season
while enjoying delicious food, lively entertainment, and excellent company.

Since its inception in 2015, the CapRescue Degustation has been a culinary highlight on the region’s event calendar. In 2023, it did not disappoint. It was a remarkable dining experience featuring renowned chef and regional food ambassador Matt Golinski and special guest Glen Barratt, who presented a superb six-course degustation celebrating local produce, each course thoughtfully paired with premium beverages from Brockenchack Winery and Capricorn Distilling Co.

By attending these events over the past two months, the community has helped to raise over $80,0000 for our life-saving cause!

You still have a chance to help make a difference by attending our final event, Colour me Capricorn Gladstone, which will take place on Sunday, 15th October, at the GPC’s Marina Parklands.

Of course, we conclude the year with the drawing of winners for the ever-popular Monster Christmas Seafood raffle, with tickets available for purchase now. You have to be in it to win it!

You will find photos of most of our events on our Facebook page so make sure to follow us and check it out!