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Northern NSW : Rescue Winter15
Fundraising rider and former paramedic Shane Paul was in Nepal when the recent earthquake hit. His story appeared in the Northern Daily Leader on 5 May. Shane said his paramedic skills weren’t needed for emergency injuries or rescues, but he was able to hand out bandages and pain relief. ‘ I probably gave more emotional help, to calm people down. People became very, very frightened, but because of my background, I was used to being in a situation where there’s a little bit of danger,’ he said. Shane will be participating in the Cameron Corner ride. Help in the mountains Golfers teed up for newborns and helicopters at the Pacific Dunes Golf Club on Friday 6 March. The Help Us Save Babies Golf Day attracted 131 players and raised $24,049 split evenly between the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John Hunter Hospital. There were also 14 volunteers on hand helping to raise funds at games holes and drinks stations. The Save the Babies Charity Golf Days have raised more than $300,000 over the past eight years. Special mention should be made of the efforts of Nadine Leighton, Steve Dewey, John Pattison, Craig Kennedy, Scott Fairbairn, Barrie Newton, Andrew Davidson and Kris Wall. Baby, what a day The Santa’s Warehouse Christmas Lights Competition was staged from 1 to 16 December last year and raised more than $5,000. The competition is for people who like to dress up their homes while helping to raise funds for the Rescue Helicopter. Winner: Most Impressive Display 2014 – $600 worth of Christmas Lighting and Christmas decorations from Santa’s Warehouse, Warners Bay: Fisher family of Eleebana. Winner: Lucky Draw 2014 – $400 worth of Christmas decorations from Santa’s Warehouse Warners You light up my life The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service crew participated in a practical study tour in February for visiting medical students from the rural clinical school of the University of Newcastle. The Service flew into Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre where the fifth-year students were involved in a week-long program of lectures and simulated scenarios off site. The crew gave an in-depth explanation of the operation of the Service including a look inside the helicopter and the equipment used by doctors, paramedics and crew in-flight. Practical lesson for med students Bay: Clark family of Holmesville. Winner: Online Voting Prize 2014 – $400 worth of Christmas decorations from Santa’s Warehouse, Warners Bay: Mason family of Wangi Wangi with 293 votes cast when declared. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all participants. 17 Rescue Magazine WINTER 2015
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