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Central Queensland emergency helicopter service to receive more than $17,000 boost

The 2020 RACQ Capricorn Rescue Degustation Dinner has raised more than $17,000 for Central Queensland’s RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service – a vital aeromedical and search and rescue (SAR) service.

This annual event is a major fundraiser for the RACQ Capricorn Rescue Service and is a culinary highlight of the Central Queensland calendar, with the 2020 event held across two nights of spectacular dining on 24 and 25 September.

Babcock Australasia was proud to support the RACQ Capricorn Rescue Degustation Dinner as an Event Sponsor on Friday 25 September.

Babcock Australasia’s Managing Director – Aviation & Critical Services, Darren Moncrieff, said Babcock is proud to support the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service in order to keep the helicopter rescue service operational.

“We are committed to the charities we work with and pride ourselves on strong, collaborative relationships with emergency services workers and the agencies who employ them,” Moncrieff said.

RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service’s Executive Director Mark Fewtrell said the working relationship and partnership with Babcock is rewarding not only for the service, but for also the Central Queensland community.

“The annual RACQ Capricorn Rescue Degustation aims to raise awareness of the Service as well as provide an opportunity to celebrate our sponsors and supporters.

“Babcock’s sponsorship of our community events demonstrates their commitment to give back to our community funded organisation.”

“With the limited tickets available, up to 17 Rescue300 members, in addition to the latest member signing up on the night, were in attendance to the Thursday and Friday events. RACQ Capricorn Rescue was very grateful to have a number of sponsors come on board in support of the event as Naming Rights, Entertainment and Event Sponsors,” Fewtrell said.

Babcock Australasia’s Head of Commercial (Onshore) Matthew Glynn and Customer Relationship Manager Hayley Bridge attended the event, along with our Rockhampton Base Manager Jake Moore, Aircrew Officers Patrick Norton and Shaun Pearce, Base Chief Engineer Derek Tessmann and their partners.

About Babcock

Babcock Australasia is a 100% Australian company, employing over 1100 Australians and New Zealanders. Operating across Defence, Emergency Services and Oil & Gas sectors, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. A subsidiary of Babcock International Group, we are proud to help keep our nation secure, our communities safe and the country moving, using Babcock’s specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

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About RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

RACQ Capricorn Rescue is a vital, life-saving service, providing the fastest and most efficient means of rapid deployment of medical and rescue teams to major accidents, workplace incidents, inter-hospital transfers, counter disaster and search and rescue missions to the communities of Central Queensland. The Service was incorporated in December 1995 and commenced operations on 26 January 1996. A community based, not-for-profit, registered charity, the Service provides a world class, dedicated aerial search and rescue helicopter with full aeromedical and counter disaster capabilities to service the Central Queensland region. Encompassing an area of over 350,000km2 they keep a community of more than 300,000 people safe. Due to its vertical rescue capabilities, their aircrafts are able to reach and rescue individuals in the most hostile and dangerous environs that conventional methods cannot achieve. All rescue services are provided free of charge to the residents of Queensland. With their annual operating costs projected upwards of $10.3 million, RACQ Capricorn Rescue relies on 50% of this through valuable partnerships, fundraising, events, and donations from within the communities they service.

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