Thursday, June 20, 2024

Maranoa hosts LifeFlight charity cattle sale

Maranoa Regional Council, owner of Australia’s largest saleyards – the Roma Saleyards – will next week host the LifeFlight Charity Sale.

Council has resolved to donate 50% of the live weight and open auction selling fees received for each head of cattle sold at the Roma Saleyards Store Sale to LifeFlight Australia, which provides rapid response aeromedical care in Queensland 24/7, 365 days a year.

Mayor, Tyson Golder said LifeFlight plays an integral role in providing emergency aeromedical care in the region and Council was thrilled to be able to donate and support LifeFlight by hosting the Charity Sale Day. 

Chair of LifeFlight’s Maranoa Regional Advisory Committee, Kate Scott said money raised at the 20 September sale would go towards supporting the build of LifeFlight’s new Roma Emergency Response Facility in Roma.

“The current LifeFlight base in Roma is no longer fit-for-purpose and we have outgrown our existing facility,” said Ms Scott.

“To ensure we can continue saving lives and be there for the Maranoa and south west community, building has commenced on our new facility to improve efficiencies for our crews.

“However, our costs have increased and there is a now shortfall to complete the build so more community support is needed to ensure this vital piece of infrastructure can be built and we can future-proof this important service for our region.”

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