The Maidenwell Community Group is holding its annual Chainsaw Spectacular Lifeflight fundraiser this Sunday September 30 which includes the Farmers Challenge.
The Maidenwell Community Group is holding its annual Chainsaw Spectacular Lifeflight fundraiser this Sunday September 30 which includes the Farmers Challenge. Debrah Novak

Unique way to support lifesaving cause

ROS Kidman will be forever grateful to the Lifeflight helicopters for saving one of her family members.

"It saved a member of my family, they were battling a severe illness,” she said.

"In the country we need this service even more because we live further away from hospitals.”

To help support the valuable service, Mrs Kidman has gotten involved in a community fundraiser with a twist.

If eating dry Weet-Bix and swigging glasses of milk sounds like your idea of a good weekend then this is the event for you.

The Maidenwell Community Group is holding its annual Chainsaw Spectacular Lifeflight fundraiser this Sunday September 30.

Along with the 10 chainsaw races, the event will host the crowd favourite Farmer's Challenge event.

The Farmer's Challenge consists of groups of three working together to overcome a series of unusual obstacles, including eating dry Weet-Bix, swigging glasses of milk and threading fencing wire blind-folded.

Event spokesperson Mrs Kidman said while the Lifeflight fundraising event, which raised $20,000 last year, was all in good fun it was for a very good cause.

"Our aim is to save one life each year with this event,” she said.

"As we grow we will be able to raise more and save more lives.”

The Maidenwell Community Chainsaw Spectacular Lifeflight fundraiser will be held at the Maidenwell sporting grounds.

Head along on Saturday September 29 from 9am for the open post rip heats and Sunday September 30 from 6am for a barbecue breakfast.

The 10 chainsaw events start from 9am.

Entry is free and there will be a jumping castle and face painting for the kids.

The 10 chainsaw events include post rip finals, major open and Jack and Jill.

Food and drink will be available at the canteen throughout the day catered by Tanduringie State School parents and citizens association.

For more information phone Ros Kidman 0427 648 093.

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