Lions help LifeFlight stay in air
AILEEN Knowles always heard the booming sound of LifeFlight helicopters overhead but now she and fellow Roma Lions Club members have seen how their donations have kept the vital service in the air.
The Roma LifeFlight facility doors were swung open to the public on Saturday following a recent donation from the Roma Lions Club.
It was a chance for members to see how fundraising helps save lives.
“We had the district convention back in October and through some very wise management of the income from that, we were left with a surplus of $2000,” Ms Knowles said. “So we wanted to give the extra back to local organisations.
“To see it on the ground and see how it is going to save lives – the equipment is as good as what they’ve got in intensive care – it makes me think we should do more for them.”
One LifeFlight chopper operates out of Roma but running it takes a great deal of community support, LifeFlight base lead Bryce Duke said.
Roma Lions Club members.