Thursday, May 2, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Taya Swings For The Stars

Community spirit was in full swing as participants and sponsors gathered for a second annual Charity Golf Day organised by the inspiring 16-year-old, Taya Rush. Held at the Mackay Golf Club, the event raised a staggering $18,315.50 for RACQ CQ Rescue, a vital lifeline for our remote and rural communities.

Helicopter services like RACQ CQ Rescue play a crucial role in providing rapid response and critical care for individuals involved in rural accidents, boating mishaps, and emergencies beyond the reach of traditional medical facilities. For Taya Rush, the cause hits close to home, with her family now owning a farm and recognising the importance of having access to such rescue services in times of crisis.

Participants enjoyed a day filled with camaraderie, competition, and community spirit, all while supporting a worthy cause. Sporting navy blue and yellow attire to symbolise their support for RACQ CQ Rescue, golfers teed off, eager to make a difference.

"Charity Golf days are a great way to network with other businesses in the area while enjoying a round of golf," explained Ms Rush.

"Everyone last year had a great time on the golf course, with team bonding, meeting new people, and supporting a charity at the same time."

From humble beginnings selling chocolates and socks to organising a successful charity golf day, Taya's dedication and passion serve as an inspiration to us all. As she continues to advocate for emergency assistance in rural areas, her message rings clear: even the smallest swing can lead to significant change.

Golfers enjoying a day filled with camaraderie, competition, and community spirit at Taya’s RACQ CQ Rescue Charity Golf Day. Photos supplied

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