Going the Distance a huge sucess

Date published

21 Aug 2015

The Going the Distance Dinner was held on Thursday 20 August 2015 at the Myer Mural Hall and it was a great success. It was a fantastic evening with RFDS Ambassador Hamish McLachlan as our MC for the night and we had Zeb Broadbent who won the 2014 Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition.

Zeb auctioned off our five live auction items and was a hit with some keen bidding for sort after auction prizes.

We also had a special guest speaker, Sam Bailey who is quadriplegic and a farmer. Sam told his story of tragedy and triumph in the Australian bush.

To end the night we had the one and only Sir Elton John (the Elton John Experience) playing all of Elton's hits for guests enjoy.

All up we had over 400 guests in the room, including corporate partners, suppliers, major donors and health partners, all networking and fundraising to keep the Flying Doctor flying.

Photo of Elton John impersonator playing on piano
RFDS Chair Murray Rogers with guest speaker Sam Bailey and his wife Jenny