Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

HOIST­ING doc­tors and paramedics down from the Care­Flight he­li­copter to help people in need and winch­ing people to safety has be­come a com­mon sight.

These hoists are due for an over­haul and the Hoist Our He­roes project has re­ceived a boost with a $6925 do­na­tion from the Bur­randowan Pic­nic Race Club west of Kin­garoy.

“Care­Flight is there for the com­mu­nity and so it is great to be able to give back from our com­mu­nity,” pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer Ge­orgie Somerset said.

“This do­na­tion to Care­Flight will speed up the process of over­haul­ing the vi­tal tool in our re­gion.”

Care­Flight south west re­gion re­la­tion­ships man­ager Suzie Wash­ing­ton said the winch hoist was a vi­tal tool for the ser­vice.

“It is used to lower Care­Flight’s doc­tors and paramedics down to crit­i­cally ill or in­jured pa­tients who are trapped or stranded in lo­ca­tions that are in­ac­ces­si­ble by am­bu­lance or ground crews,” she said.

The Bur­randowan Pic­nic Races at­tracts pun­ters, fashionistas and fam­i­lies from right across south-east Queens­land.

So if you are look­ing for a great day out in the Aus­tralian bush, take a look at the Bur­randowan Pic­nic Races on Satur­day, May 10.

The race track is 60km west of Kin­garoy in the South Bur­nett.

A shut­tle bus runs from Kin­garoy and camp­ing is avail­able at the race track.

See www.bur­ or search for it on Face­book.

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