GIVING BACK: The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club has donated $2000 to LifeFlight and $2000 to the Royal Flying Doctors Service.
GIVING BACK: The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club has donated $2000 to LifeFlight and $2000 to the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Claudia Williams

Senior citizens give back

EVERY time a LifeFlight helicopter takes off it costs $12,000.

The Kingaroy Senior Citizens have played their part in keeping the service in the air with a $2000 donation to LifeFlight.

While the donation will not cover the cost of a flight, Geoff Clements from LifeFlight said even a small donation would make a difference.

"It is quite expensive so every little bit helps and the good thing is every bit of money we raise stays in Queensland,” he said.

Mr Clements said the service continues to get busier each year with 2017 one of the biggest years and 2018 proving to be bigger with statics yet to be released.

The senior citizens club also donated $2000 to the Royal Flying Doctors Service from money accumulated by the club in recent years.

Club president Gordon Glode said the club was proud to give back to the community and hoped the legacy continued.

"We are looking for younger members to come into the club to carry on the donations for us,” he said.