The official partner for the 2019 Pin & Win is RACQ LifeFlight.
RACQ LifeFlight’s iconic blue & yellow choppers bring emergency, lifesaving medical treatment to seriously ill and injured patients around Australia and the world. In 1981, LifeFlight began as the Gold Coast Helicopter Rescue Service with a single-engine helicopter performing weekend beach and surf patrols on the Gold Coast. The team consisted of one permanent pilot and 15 volunteer crewmen. In 2013 RACQ LifeFlight Rescue merged with the Sunshine Coast helicopter rescue service which had begun in 1979.
Today, LifeFlight has evolved into a multi-faceted air-medical service with a fleet of 10 helicopters and three Air Ambulance jets operating 24/7 from eight locations across Queensland. The team has also grown to more than 400 employees. With a Critical Care Doctor on board, RACQ LifeFlight’s Rescue helicopters are regularly sent to serious accidents, where early medical intervention can often be the difference between life and death. 30% of the LifeFlight service is funded by fundraising and community events, which keeps them connected with the local community and corporate sector.
They are extremely passionate about what they do and every dollar makes a difference to a patient and their families.
Pins can be purchased at a number of local events, including Weetwood Week events, with a chance to win great prizes.