Murray Bridge City Lions donate to Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Murray Bridge City Lions Club is thrilled to have presented more than $1800 in entry donations collected at the gates of the Murraylands Fair to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

The donations will be used to help provide equipment and aircraft along with providing funding for the various health services offered by the RFDS.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been operating for 90 years and works to assist country Australians in many ways.

It provides 24-hour aero-medical emergency services that can reach anywhere, no matter how remote, within hours.

Combined with tele-health consultations, fly-in fly-out GP and nurse clinics, mobile dental services, patient transfers and a myriad of other health services, the RFDS is constantly working to see that those living in rural and remote areas can enjoy the same health outcomes as those living in city areas who count for one in 10 RFDS patients.

The Murraylands Fair, which is in its third year, regularly raises funds for much-needed local causes.

As well as aiming to provide a family-friendly day out, the fair showcases boutique small business, including many from within the region.

It typically has a warm, happy atmosphere even in the middle of winter.

The Murray Bridge City Lions Club is always happy to help with fundraising and appreciated the opportunity given at the Murraylands Fair.

The club’s members enjoy fundraising with and catering at events, as well as cooking the fair barbecue, with profits from that going toward local projects the City Lions Club supports.

Both groups appreciated the chance to come together and support one another.

All enjoyed the partnership and as a big bonus, two members of the Murray Bridge City Lions Club were given a tour of the RFDS hangar, including a $7 million jet still warm from a quick trip to Alice Springs.

  • Need a hand with a local project? Call Murray Bridge City Lions Club secretary Sarah Shirley on 0410 337 724.