Family fun for a good cause
SENIOR sergeant Dave Tierney is giving the South Burnett community the opportunity to dunk him, all in aid of raising money for LifeFlight.
"I have had people that have disagreed with things I have said on Facebook so now is the time for them to show up, have a shot, and go their best and it should be a fun thing to do and it is my way to show support,” he said.
Kingaroy State High School teacher Gerard Faulkner, South Burnett councillor Gavin Jones and Wayne Bushell will also line up for their turn in the dunk tank.
The man behind the event is Cardell Turner, who knows first-hand what it's like to be saved by LifeFlight after a motorbike accident in the Cherbourg State Forest on September 25, 2016.
When he arrived at Cherbourg Hospital, LifeFlight was dispatched from Toowoomba and arrived with minutes to spare.
"I got my wife to bring my kids to the bedside and I gave my son a great big cuddle and I said, 'You look after Mummy if Dad doesn't make this',” Mr Turner said.
"If it wasn't for LifeFlight I wouldn't be here, there is no doubt about.”
He is now a volunteer for LifeFlight and is committed to raising money for the foundation and creating more opportunities for the community to come together.
"I hadn't done much in the community to help so I thought this is my chance,” he said.
The day will will be held on August 18, at Cheers Triangle in Kingaroy from 9am to 5pm with a teddy bears picnic, a show and shine, entertainment, markets and fun for the whole family.
The feature event will be the Bill Hull top gun challenge with teams of students, teachers, emergency services, businesses and the general public going head to head in an obstacle course, tug of war and pulling a Mazda BT50 ute.