LifeFlight service - woman standing in front of helicopter

A record crowd turned out to raise money for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, at the Toowoomba Magic and Miracles LifeFlight Ball, presented by International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).

LifeFlight is an important service for the energy industry as our people provide essential services for projects in remote locations throughout Queensland.

To show our support for this essential community organisation, Ventia subsidiary, Rig and Well Services joined with other local IADC members to sponsor the event.

"Toowoomba is our busiest base; 650 missions last year and events like this help keep our choppers ready to respond," LifeFlight Australia Chairman, Hon. Rob Borbidge AO, said.

"LifeFlight provides an enormous service to the people of the greater Toowoomba region and indeed south east Queensland," Mr Borbidge said.

Providing invaluable support and care

Six hundred people poured into the Rumours International Convention Centre, to show their support for the lifesaving aeromedical service.

Rig and Well Services' General Manager Operations, Luke Smith is IADC's Chairman On-shore and is thankful to LifeFlight for providing a valuable service to the community.

Our members work in some of the most remote environments and knowing that LifeFlight will be there if there is a medical emergency gives us a sense of safety and security.

"Knowing LifeFlight helicopters and their experienced team of medical professionals are based in Toowoomba means help is never far away."

The ball is one of the organisation's biggest fundraisers of the year, with the 2021 event raising more than $420,000 for lifesaving aeromedical services.

It's an incredible service and they help people anywhere, anytime.

Aeromedical care is a vital community service and delivering it is a high cost proposition.

In 2020, Toowoomba LifeFlight Rescue crews flew 650 missions, costing $16.2 million.

LifeFlight Rescue is mostly funded by the Queensland Government, however approximately 30% of operational costs for lifesaving missions is raised through sponsors, donor and events, like the Magic and Miracles LifeFlight Ball.