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Lions raising money to save lives

THE CROOKWELL Lions Club will be conducting a major street stall and wood raffle to raise critical funds for The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter.
Nanjing Night Net

The stall will be held at the amenities block on Saturday June 30.

Spokesperson for the Lions Club, Norm Fountain said that any extra donations to the stall will be gratefully accepted.

“This is a very important service to raise funds for and I know the community will get behind us and donate.

“The Helicopter is a vital part of our rescue resources along with fire, ambulance and police.

“The township of Crookwell and surrounding areas, rugged in terrain, are lucky that they have the access to this life saving service,” Norm concluded.

//About the Helicopter

The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Bell 412 helicopter is a critical tool for the medical care of people located in the ACT and South Eastern NSW.

Unlike fixed-wing aircraft, the Bell 412 flies through the air by generating lift through the rotation of six rotor blades. Two of the blades are vertically positioned at the tail of the aircraft to stabilise it and four are horizontally positioned around the main rotor shaft to give it lift.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not the speed of the blades rotation that move the helicopter up or down, but the pilot’s subtle adjustment of the position of the blades.

A helicopter is an optimal rescue vehicle because it can travel swiftly and with less difficulty than a road vehicle – and can do so over any type of terrain, land or sea. In addition, the helicopter can hover in the air, allowing the Snowy Hydro SouthCare crew to rescue people from locations where the helicopter is unable to land.

Once a patient is in the helicopter and the crew are back on board, the Intensive Care Paramedic and Doctor begin any necessary medical treatment and the pilot flies the Bell 412 to the nearest hospital that can provide the most appropriate level of care.

As a magnificent life-saving tool, The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter is specially fitted with instruments that make it easier for the crew to retrieve patients, and enable the transfer of up to four stretcher patients at once.

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