RFDS Clare Support Group Cheque presenting the cheque Trish Lampard President, Debbie Adams Volunteer Co-ordinator and Pam Murray Treasurer.South Australia’s Mid North community has rallied together to raise an amazing$28,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service duringthe past year.
The donation recognises the 24/7 emergency aeromedical and essential primaryhealth services of the Flying Doctor which has grown to become the largest and mostcomprehensive aeromedical organisation in the world.
Outgoing President of the RFDS Clare Support GroupTrishLampard said the each and every day theRFDS conducts more than 15 aeromedical evacuations throughoutSouth Australia and flewinto the Mid North region twice a week.
“RFDS aircraft and crew landed 15,348 times at locations around SA and thesouthern half of the Northern Territory during 2014/15 providing a range of servicesfrom emergency evacuations to primary health care,” Mrs Lampard said.
RFDS provides a vital service to rural and remote SouthAustralia – including our own backyard – and requires continuing support to keep itscrews in the air.
“This fantastic fundraising amount is due to the dedicated support of all of themembers through the past year in helping to run major events including our verypopular open gardens, the return of the Burra Picnic Races where a $10,000donation was handed to the group, and our Annual Badge Day.”
The annual Walter and Kay Duncan Open Garden, the Gypsy Sandow Open Gardenand Lunch at the Drome remain popular attractions and major fundraisingcontributors.
The RFDS Clare presented acheque for $28,000 to Debbie Adams, VolunteerCoordinator for RFDS Central Operations at the group’s AGMin Clare.
“Funds raised by our 23 auxiliary and support groups directly benefit our capital-raising program for the purchase and replacement of our medically-equipped PilatusPC-12 aircraft – at a cost of more than $6 million each.”
RFDS Central Operations took delivery in August of a new PC-12, while fundraisinghas enabled the purchase of new Pilatus PC-24 jet which, once it is delivered in2018, will reduce flying times on long-haul flights.
“On behalf of the 25,000 South Australians who the RFDS will assist again this year,thank you to the Clare and Mid North community for their continued support inkeeping the Flying Doctor flying,” Mrs Adams says.
Mrs Lampard said volunteers join for many reasons and often make enduringfriendships in the process while having fun supporting the RFDS and in turn, the localcommunity.
“If you have time to donate or some ideas on how we can support the RFDS, pleaseget in touch or consider attending one of our regular meetings and see whethervolunteering is for you.”
ContactTrish Lampard:8842 4265 forinformation.
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