Event date: 27 May 2021

Time: 5.45pm

Date: Thursday 27 May, 2021

Venue: The Calile Hotel, 48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Tickets: $150 pp (+ GST and booking fee). Tickets are now available.

RSVP: Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Brisbane’s top solicitors and barristers are invited to come together in a bid to raise funds for Queensland’s legendary RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service.

Last year, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s fleet of helicopters saved 1,947 lives across the state – almost 40 missions every week in 2020 – at a cost of more than $48 million. Each mission is valued at more than $25,000, but comes at no cost to the patient.

Helicopter Operations Director Brian Guthrie said the service relied heavily on funding from Queensland communities, which were understandably down significantly last year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our rescue missions come at no cost to the patient, this is a service like no other, and when you look at the missions we’re responding to – from BBQ explosions, bushwalker rescues, on-farm accidents, snake bites, and motor vehicle accidents, anyone across South East Queensland could one day find themselves needing us,”

Brian Guthrie, Director – Helicopter Operations

This situation has prompted compensation law firm Travis Schultz & Partners and full-service specialist advisory firm Vincents to host a fundraising event to help keep RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews in the air and ready to save more lives.

Due to COVID restrictions, only 200 tickets will be available for the event to be hosted by MC Jane Ferarri. Jane has been variously described as an “Australian National Treasure”, the “world’s best storyteller”, or as the “official Baron of the Barossa”.

Jane Ferrari has worked as the brand ambassador for Yalumba for 25 years and is currently running her own consultancy business. In 2012, Wine Communicators of Australia named her its “Wine Communicator of the Year”. She’s a winemaker in her own right – having graduated from Roseworthy College alongside industry icons, Rolf Binder and Chris Ringland back in 1989.

A special guest appearance is expected to be made by the 2017 James Halliday Winemaker of the Year, Sarah Crowe of Yarra Yering.

Jane and Sarah will talk guests through the Yarra Yering wines that they will be enjoying on the evening and share a bit of a personal travelogue to remind us what lays ahead when international travel finally returns.

The RACQ LifeFlight Chairman and former Queensland Premier Rob Borbidge is expected to attend on behalf of the helicopter service.

Thanks to the generosity of event sponsors, guests will enjoy a three-course meal with premium wine pairings from Yarra Yering. All ticket sale proceeds go directly to the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service.

There will also be an auction of some rare wines and unique experiences to raise more money, but perhaps more importantly, we also need to raise awareness of this unparalleled rescue service.

We hope you can join us.