Church mar­ket day makes a dif­fer­ence

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Unit­ing Church Easter mar­kets in Mun­dub­bera were a suc­cess at the week­end with close to $1000 dol­lars raised for LifeF­light.

Sally Wells, from the mar­ket com­mit­tee, said the com­mu­nity sup­port had been fan­tas­tic.

“We’re re­ally happy with the sup­port from the pub­lic with LifeF­light, be­cause the pro­ceeds will go to them,” Mrs Wells said.

LifeF­light is one of Aus­tralia’s largest aero-med­i­cal char­i­ties pro­vid­ing rapid re­sponse med­i­cal care to thou­sands of peo­ple each year.

It has flown 45,000 crit­i­cal res­cue mis­sions over the past 36 years.

“We de­cided to do­nate pro­ceeds to LifeF­light as it costs them so much ev­ery flight they come in to pick a pa­tient up; it costs them hun­dreds of dol­lars,” Mrs Wells said.

Hon­orary trea­surer of the Unit­ing Church in Mun­dub­bera, Janelle Hams, said the over­all suc­cess of the mar­kets was a re­sult of the com­mu­nity’s sup­port.

“We raised $963 for LifeF­light which is a very good ef­fort and can help them out a lot,” she said.

The next mar­ket for Mun­dub­bera is on May 20.

PHOTO: PHILIPPE COQUERAND

VALU­ABLE SUP­PORT: Dale Tre­van­ion, Bon­nie Tre­van­ion, Sally Wells, Lau­rel Wal­lis, Jan New­man help­ing out with the mar­kets.

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