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Graphic: A group of adults smile at the camera. One man is holding a cheque for $61,000. One lady is wearing a RFDS staff uniform.

Adelaide volunteers raise $61,000 for Flying Doctor

16 Aug 2018

A committed group of Adelaide volunteers has presented a $61,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The annual donation takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to almost $1.8 million over the past 32 years.

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Generous bequest in thanks for son's rescue

08 May 2018

In January, Dan White proudly handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor at our Dubbo Base. It was a bequest from his late father.

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Face-saving surgery after horse kick

08 May 2018

Late last year Natasha Schweikert and her mum were feeding their horses in a paddock at Broken Hill when disaster struck.“One of the horses got excited, took off and kicked Natasha in the face,” recalls Collette, Schweikert, Natasha’s mother. “I didn’t actually see it."

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Airnorth Cable Beach Polo names RFDS as 2018 Charity Partner

03 May 2018

The RFDS is both delighted and thankful to be Airnorth Cable Beach Polo’s Charity Partner for 2018 and welcomes the opportunity of sharing the RFDS story with those elite competitors and spectators from all around the world.

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes the “Great Pilgrimage”

02 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes a squadron of 26 vintage aircraft in a “Great Pilgrimage” from New South Wales to Queensland to mark the 90th anniversary of the historic first flight of 1928.

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RFDS Rural Women’s GP taking new patients in Heywood

26 Apr 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Rural Women’s GP in Heywood is welcoming new patients.

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Clocking up the miles helps kids keep their Bright Smiles

24 Apr 2018

Oral health is a big issue, particularly in regional, rural and remote areas, where access to services is limited and long distances have to be driven in order to get treatment.The Bright Smiles Charity Ride takes to the road on Thursday 26 April and will travel more than 1,300 kms along the back

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Ridewest on a journey from Brisbane to Longreach

23 Apr 2018

Ridewest riders have begun their 1237km journey from Brisbane to Longreach. The team have nearly raised $1 000 000 for the RFDS mental health service since their first ride in 2010.

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A Royal visit for our Cairns base

10 Apr 2018

Prince Charles unveils the name of the newest addition to the Queensland Fleet. A call to Gilberton Station gives the Prince insight to the families that it will service.

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