Warwick Lions keeping LifeFlight in the air

13th February 2018 4:00 PM
Lions Club Warwick president John Griffith presents RACQ LifeFlight's Amy Luhrs with a cheque for $4000. Lions Club Warwick president John Griffith presents RACQ LifeFlight's Amy Luhrs with a cheque for $4000. Contributed

THE Lions Club of Warwick have gone above and beyond again with a huge donation to RACQ LifeFlight.

At a dinner meeting last week the club presented RACQ LifeFlight community engagement officer Amy Luhrs with a cheque for $4000.

Warwick Lions public relations officer Con Lo Giudice said the funds were proceeds from a fundraiser conducted in town over the Christmas period.

"The main prize for the raffle was a mini Honda CRF 50FE and the winner of that prize was Mitchel Wojcicki,” he said.

"We've been raising funds for LifeFlight since 2015 and it's a fundraiser that we want to make an annual occurance.”

Ms Luhrs said LifeFlight was very thankful for the donation.

"It is certainly very much appreciated,” she said.

"LifeFlight helicopters are flying missions at least four times a week in the Warwick area.

"And 2017 was one of the busiest years so far, with 500 rescue helicopter missions flown with each mission costing $12,000.

"It's thanks to support from clubs like the Warwick Lions that help out greatly when finances are needed.”