LifeFlight receives a helping hand

MARKETS: Dale Trevanion, Bonnie Trevanion, Sally Wells, Laurel Wallis, Jan Newman helping out with the markets.
MARKETS: Dale Trevanion, Bonnie Trevanion, Sally Wells, Laurel Wallis, Jan Newman helping out with the markets. Philippe Coquerand

THE Easter markets were a success at the weekend with $963 dollars raised for LifeFlight.

An organiser of the marketing committee Sally Wells said the support from the community has been fantastic.

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

"The markets take more work than preparation, lots of early morning starts. We're fortunate that we take it in turns with the Baptist people, they do the cooking one time and it was their turn this time.”

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 came in to pick a patient up; it cost them hundreds of dollars,” Mrs Wells said.

"They rang me up and said they've had a lot of slots and could do with a hand.”

Market organiser Laurel Wallis said due to the heat people would stop turning up.

"The markets were getting less and less each time but this weekend the turn-out has been positive,” Mrs Wallis said.

The markets take place every 3rd Saturday of the month and start around 6:30am in the morning.

Honorary Treasurer of the Uniting Church in Mundubbera, Janelle Hams said the overall success of the markets were a result of the community.

"It was a great effort for our volunteers and the community,” Hams said.

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

The next market day for Mundubbera takes place on Saturday May 20.

Topics:  community easter 2017 lifeflight lifeflight rescue markets

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