Record Breaking Weekend for CapRescue Volunteers

The StepUp CapRescue Volunteers, supported by Thiess, set a new record during the last weekend in May by clocking up more than 150 volunteer hours across two major events in CQ.

To kick off the busy weekend, the CapRescue volunteers attended the Old Station Fly In & Heritage Show in Raglan. With record crowds on Saturday, the volunteers were swept off their feet, helping out where they could with the Ambrose State School P&C BBQ, on the gate and in various other roles throughout the day.

After a five year break, The Old Station Fly In & Heritage Show did not disappoint, with over 12,000 people from all over the country attending the popular event. The community enjoyed the sights of over 200 aircraft including the new AW139 RACQ CapRescue helicopter which made its debut, touching down at the event for attendees to experience in person.

CapRescue volunteers were back on the road on Sunday, attending the popular Classics by The Dawsons car show in Baralaba, which proved to be an outstanding success. With the major drawcard – classic cars and motor bikes on display, the event was sure to be a popular choice.

For many, many years, both events have raised vital funds for RACQ CapRescue. The team at RACQ CapRescue would like to say a massive thank you to the event organisers, committees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees of both events for their ongoing support. The funds received from community events such as these, help keep RACQ CapRescue saving the lives of Central Queenslanders.