Roses sold at the Brittney Rose Kelly memorial service will help out the AGL rescue helicopter.
Roses sold at the Brittney Rose Kelly memorial service will help out the AGL rescue helicopter. Valerie Horton

Roses aid AGL rescue

ROSES released into the waters of Torquay Beach during the memorial service for Hervey Bay teenager Brittney Rose Kelly have raised funds for the rescue helicopter crews who did all they could to save her life.

Friends of the 17-year-old, who passed away following a tragic car accident in Urangan two weeks ago, have set up a fundraiser for the AGL Rescue Helicopter.

At the moving service, which was held last Friday, roses were sold for $5 each. Hundreds attended the service and so far more than $400 has been raised.

An account has been set up at Hervey Bay's Westpac bank under the name ATF Brittney Kelly Fundraiser.

Organiser Takkita Anderson urged all of those who had known Brittney, or had been touched by her death, to dig deep. “Please make a donation into the account – this company saves so many lives,” Ms Anderson said.

“Hope we can get this higher to help make a difference to the chopper our Britt once flew in.”

Brittney crashed into a power pole on the corner of Boundary Road and Robert Street on Monday, August 23.

At first her injuries were thought to be minor. When her condition became critical she was flown to Brisbane in the AGL Rescue Helicopter.

She was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital where she died three days later. More information on the charity is available on the RIP Brittney Rose Facebook page.



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