Lions help LifeF­light stay in air

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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.

PHOTO: JORJA MC­DON­NELL

Roma Lions Club mem­bers.

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