School takes inside look at CareF­light

Isis Town and Country - - News -

CORDALBA State School re­ceived the VIP treat­ment when 28 lucky stu­dents vis­ited the RACQ CareF­light res­cue he­li­copter base on Thurs­day.

The small school was awarded the prize as part of the 2014Wide Bay Aus­tralia Ring Road Run.

Stu­dents from Years 2 and 3 went be­hind the scenes of the res­cue base in Bund­aberg to meet the crew, get up close to the he­li­copter and share in a morn­ing tea as part of their prize.

CareF­light air crew­man Daniel Leg­gat said it was great the young kids got to see the air­craft and hear about what RACQ CareF­light did.

RACQ CareF­light has been a ben­e­fi­ciary of the Ring Road Run for the past four years.

Ring Road Run mar­ket­ing and spon­sor­ship con­sul­tant Ains­ley Gat­ley said RACQ CareF­light was a valu­able com­mu­nity as­set and re­lied heav­ily on do­na­tions.

“It is im­por­tant to see our do­na­tions go to a lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion and not get lost in state-wide or­gan­i­sa­tions,” she said.

“It is great to see Cordalba State School ben­e­fit from this prize. It is cal­cu­lated based on school size to en­sure all schools have a fair chance of win­ning.

“The more kids that par­tic­i­pate in the run, the bet­ter the chance of their school win­ning this great op­por­tu­nity.”

PHOTO: MELINDA BRAD­FORD

VIP TREAT­MENT: Tessie Dyer learns the ropes from RACQ Caref­light Res­cue He­li­copter crew­man Daniel Leg­gat.

PHOTO: MELINDA BRAD­FORD

V.I.P. AC­CESS: Cordalba State School stu­dents went be­hind the scenes of the RACQ CareF­light res­cue he­li­copter base in Bund­aberg.

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