Sonny’s little life was slipping away...

Sonny’s mum knew something was wrong when the usually lively 22-month-old lost all his energy and appetite. She took him to their local doctor in Dalby, who said “I think Sonny has leukaemia.”

Sonny urgently needed lifesaving chemotherapy. There was only one way of getting him to the Brisbane hospital in time.

It was a mission for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue.

The helicopter arrived at the Brisbane hospital in one hour. Getting to Brisbane by car would have taken three hours—by then it might have been too late.

The better prepared crews are, the faster they can act. That’s why $323,972 must be raised by 24 December to help us carry on lifesaving missions like these!

If you’d prefer to donate over the phone, please call
1800 630 014


Thank you to our generous supporters,
you are helping to save Queensland lives!


Lifesaving missions since 1979

Over 6,000

People helped each year

Over 2,000

Helicopter missions each year


Community helicopters


Queensland bases


Air Ambulance jets


Total staff




Critical Care Doctors

About RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Every day, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews treat seriously ill and critically injured patients, whilst providing rapid-response airlifts to hospitals around the state. Saving lives is at the core of everything we do.

Community rescue

No matter how much you give, every dollar helps ensure Queenslanders like Sonny get the urgent treatment they deserve.

There are many ways you can have an impact; from fundraising to attending an event or volunteering with us.

Find out about RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s latest missions and announcements.

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6 months ago
We love our communities ❤️
Thank you @QldPolice and Bundaberg! #RuntoRescue with us 🚁
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Raising funds for @RACQ_LifeFlight's rescue helictoper has been a major challenge due to coronavirus restrictions. But today, local police officers were stopping residents on the street to help the rescue service. @hopemegwilson #7NEWS
6 months ago
Have you spotted the Bundy Police #RunToRescue team outside the station today? Stop by for some fun and say hello! 👮‍♀️👮🚁
7 months ago
🎉$10,000 RAISED TO HELP KEEP OUR CHOPPERS IN THE SKY IN JULY! What a way to kick-off the #RunToRescue challenge! Head over to to register as an individual or a team! Let's keep up the great work, every dollar raised will help save Queensland lives! ❤️ RACQ_LifeFlight photo
7 months ago
Will you be joining Aircrew Officer, Greig Allan, for next month’s Run to Rescue challenge? Simply run, walk or ride in July and help raise vital funds to keep our choppers in the sky and saving Queensland lives. Sign up today:
7 months ago
Did you know each rescue mission costs more than $12,500? The fuel required to power a rescue helicopter is a large but vital investment. A donation of $230 is enough to fuel an @RACQ_LifeFlight Rescue chopper for approximately 100km. Help us fly in July:
8 months ago
Graham Crowden is a living legend and one of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s many success stories. Will you join Graham and #RunToRescue?
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