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Northern NSW : Rescue Autumn 2017
Cowboy Up The Rescue Helicopter was the recipient of an inaugural fundraising event involving a massive truck and ute show, an international country music performer, and an action-packed rodeo held during January’s Country Musical Festival. The Cowboy Up Ute and Truck Show and Rodeo attracted more than 1400 people to Tamworth’s Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre and was the result of a successful partnership with Australian Bushmen’s Campdrafting & Rodeo Association. Supported by North Star Motors, Woodleys Megayard, Steggles and Ironhide Online, more than $3,000 was raised during the 21 January event. Nashville country music artist, Eric Lee Beddingfield added some star quality during his exclusive performance before the evening’s rodeo action featuring elite bulls, broncos and barrels and ranch sorting. Perfect putting Mother Nature shined as players enjoyed a magic day on the Merewether Golf Club course for the 23rd anniversary of the Hunter Golf Day. Continuing its loyal support, global material solutions company, Sibelco, was again the major sponsor helping to attract 112 players. Other supporters included Monteath Powys, Coal Services, Forsythes, Newcastle Stevedores, Topbetta, Sage Painting, AMP Control, Garaty Murnane and Bishop Collins. Drayton’s Family Wines helped to make the day a success along with National Central that transported extra carts. Local personality Mike Rabbitt emceed the luncheon where he interviewed special guests, Newcastle Knights players Sione Mata’utia and Trent Hodkinson. 10 Rescue Magazine AUTUMN 2017 A GRATEFUL MICK CAREY SAYS THANKS TO CREWPERSON KRIS LARKIN Base visit Luck has certainly been on Mick Carey’s side, having been assisted by the Service twice during the past two decades. In 1997 the Rescue Helicopter first flew to Mick’s aid after he was hit by a car while crossing a road at Aberdeen. Mick was involved in another serious accident in April last year when he was dragged 500 meters underneath his horse and cart. After a long recovery, the 68 year old Denman Support Group volunteer is back working part time and visited the Broadmeadow base early this year to pass on his appreciation to the Service.
Rescue Winter 2017