Enjoying a great night out are Leanne and Martyn Lewis with Ron and Bernadette Bishop.
Enjoying a great night out are Leanne and Martyn Lewis with Ron and Bernadette Bishop.

Police ball raises more than $10k

ALMOST 200 people banded together at the Bundaberg Motor Group Police Charity Ball to raise more than $10,000 for local services at the weekend.

The funds will go towards the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter, with other local support groups also benefiting.

Bundaberg Police Inspector Kevin Guteridge said the worthy causes needed the community's financial support.

“The night was a resounding success,” he said.

“Everyone who attended had a great night.”

The fundraising ball helped to raise funds and awareness for the services.

“It's a great way for us to help the community in another way,” he said.

“We rely on these services; they are a valuable asset to the community.”

Insp Guteridge said the police had relied heavily on the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter in the past.

“It's sad to say but in the last eight weeks we have called on them six times,” he said.

“And that isn't counting the medical help it provides for the Queensland Health and Queensland Ambulance Service.”

He said the services could not run without support.

“Everyone should be mindful that AGL relies heavily on community funding and anyone who wants to raise funds should get on board.”

Bundaberg AGL Action Rescue Helicopter team leader Dennis Branch said the group appreciated the support.



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