Teys & Local Community Partners Donate to Royal Flying Doctor Service

Teys donates

Local RFDS support group officials Mark Wellington and Jenni Brammer (right) present a big cheque to RFDS central operations volunteer coordinator Lindy Allchurch.

A committed group of Naracoorte volunteers – including Teys – has presented the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) with a donation of $100,000.

Teys Australia a major donor to this cause, along with other Naracoorte-based businesses including the Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic; Colin Layzell and the Westbound Wanderers; Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn and Steen (hosts of the Lamb Drive); Naracoorte Golf Club (hosts of the Tradie’s Day); Lorna and Art Hopper; and duck shooters.

The RFDS Naracoorte & District Support Group’s annual donation takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to more than $900,000 since its formation in 1995.

According to Mark Wellington, President of the RFDS Naracoorte & District Support Group, “the RFDS lands twice a week in Naracoorte to airlift a patient to Adelaide for life-saving surgery or specialist medical treatment… Everyone in the area knows somebody who has been flown by the RFDS – it’s such a vital service, and you never know when it might be you or a loved one who will need the Flying Doctor.”

Mr Wellington went on to thank every member of the RFDS Naracoorte & District Support Group and the local community for their generous donations and unwavering support. Mr Wellington presented the cheque for $100,000 to Lindy Allchurch, RFDS Central Operations Volunteer Coordinator, at the group’s AGM on Tuesday 14 August.

We were very happy to contribute to this cause. The RFDS has been saving lives for 90 years, and our collective donations will directly benefit the RFDS capital-raising program for the replacement of RFDS ‘flying intensive care units’ – which cost more than $7 million each.

The information in this post is adapted from The Naracoorte Herald.