Donation to the rescue
IT IS not just all about work out here, we are about community involvement too.
That was the words of Curragh AMWU branch president Rob Shanks as the branch donated $12,200 to the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.
Mr Shanks said the union valued the work the helicopter service does in the community and has been used by members from time to time.
"Amongst ourselves we see it as a good service for the community," Mr Shanks said.
"We see the shopper fly over all the time.
"If we don't have the chopper service we have to rely on an ambulance to get to Rocky or the Royal Flying Doctor service.
"But this chopper lands on the roof of the Rocky hospital so it gets you straight there."
Mr Shanks said despite the current economic climate, the branch was focused on giving back into the community, giving a major donation once a year.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service business development officer Michael Jones said it was a pleasure to receive the donation on behalf of the rescue service.
He said they have donated in the past and have steadily increased their donations.
Mr Jones said the donation would go towards general operating costs to help keep the rescue service in the air.