Raising funds for the Westpac Chopper

Jim Betts, President of Guyra Lions hands over the cheque for $2,300 to Leanne Mayled
12th Sep 2023

The Lions club of Guyra Inc, in conjunction with the Team Guyra bike riders, held a wood raffle on 24th, 25th and 26th September for the ‘RIDE FOR THE CHOPPER’ which the Team Guyra riders are participating in to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The wood raffle raised the grand sum of $2,300.00, a massive result from the community of Guyra in support of this essential service. The winner of the raffle was Chris Gaddes.
On Thursday 7th September the President of the Guyra Lions Club, Jim Betts presented a cheque for $2,300.00 to Team Guyra member, Leanne Mayled for their fund raising.
He would like to thank the Guyra Community for their generous support of this worthwhile service.
A few facts about the Helicopter that the service uses:- the AW139s has a fuel capacity of 1270kg , fuel burn 420kg/hr giving a range of 780km (2.5hrs). Cruises at 260km/hr. Maximum weight 7000kg and powered by two Pratt & Whitey engines. An impressive machine.
Jim Betts