Emma Dykes is touring and performing on the Drover's Run

Laurieton’s Emma Dykes is travelling around Australia to help raise money for a great cause.

The part time emergency care nurse and singer is touring and performing on the Drovers Run, the annual major fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, from July 29 to August 11. 

Emma is a nurse at the Inverell District Hospital and has regular dealings with the rescue chopper. She wants people to continue to support the service. 

“I can't tell you how many times I have been so relieved to see this big yellow angel land when we need it,” she said.

“Please help to keep it in the air, and keep it saving lives.

“The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service provides our community with a 24 hour, seven day a week aeromedical service that is free of charge to all who need it. 

Emma said each mission includes search and rescue, the transport of critically ill or injured people and the transfer of patients between hospitals for specialist care.

Emma said as of August 8 the event has helped raise over $180,000.

“We still have a big night of singing and auctions in Gulargambone on Thursday, August 10.”

The 2017 event started in Tamworth on Saturday the 29th July, 2017 and included north-western NSW to Tibooburra, Camerons Corner, Marree, the Flinders Ranges, Silverton, Broken Hill, the Menindee Lakes, Louth and Coonabarabran.

If you would like to make a donation for the cause please  visit https://droversrun2017.gofundraise.com.au/page/EmmaDykes