GIVING WINGS: Cassels Automotive owner David Cassels presents $14,330 to LifeFlight representative Amy Luhr.
GIVING WINGS: Cassels Automotive owner David Cassels presents $14,330 to LifeFlight representative Amy Luhr. Nicole Zurcas

Warwick dealership digs deep for LifeFlight

DESPITE the tragic state of drought, rural communities are digging deep to support LifeFlight.

The past three years Cassels Automotive has donated to the aeromedical care service.

The car dealership raised its greatest amount this year, donating $14,330, twice as much as in previous years.

"In the past we've raised around $7000,” owner David Cassels said.

"LifeFlight services are a crucial part of our community and we wanted to show our gratitude.”

Every year the dealership donates money from each car sold.

"Our community needs this service and it's important to support local organisations,” Mr Cassels said.

LifeFlight fundraising co-ordinator for southwest Queensland Amy Luhrs said the Warwick business had always been a great supporter.

"We truly appreciate the fundraising Cassels Automotive has achieved over the years,” Mrs Luhrs said.

"Rural communities are our biggest supporters and it's amazing in the face of drought they can still support our flying intensive care unit.”

Mrs Luhrs said the donation would be used for medical supplies and machine maintenance.

"This money will go directly to saving lives,” she said.

"It will assist LifeFlight in purchasing medical supplies, helicopter fuel and additional equipment.”

In 2017-18, LifeFlight attended 574 missions from its Toowoomba base and 62 missions in Warwick, costing $71million.



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