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Dyldam Parramatta Eels and CareFlight club ambassador Darcy Lussick attended the ‘CareFlight on Display Day’ on Thursday 30 October, 2014.

CareFlight's mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community by providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care.

Scott Monaghan from CareFlight, whom have over 350 missions a year, stressed the importance of relying on community support and donations for their missions.

“We do about a mission a day and it works out at about $10,000-$11,000 every rescue we do,” Monaghan said.

“We are 100% supported by the community, with no government funding, so we really do rely on the community to keep us in the air.”

“It really does help us to keep building that profile and make sure we get the support we need to keep flying.”

Lussick had the opportunity to visit the CareFlight facilities and observe some of the training facilities, techniques and show his support.

“You probably don’t realize just how much money this costs to operate. $10,000 a day is quite expensive and they rely on the community to fund it.” Lussick said.

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