Graphic: Jack Burke
Jack Burke first began donating to the Flying Doctor after a fundraising appeal around 15 years ago.
"I knew about it before that," says Jack, who lives in Sydney.
"But I didn't realise it was a charity. It's absolutely amazing that donations have helped build the fourth largest aircraft fleet in Australia."
Jack says he moved onto the regular giving program because it was easier to manage regular donations and he didn't forget.
He is also a keen volunteer, assisting weekly with our office work and giving talks on the Flying Doctor through our Volunteer Speakers program.
"I'm interested in everything that happens with the RFDS," says Jack. "I like being a part of it through my donations and my volunteer work."
Jack has always been interested in aviation. He joined the RAF as a young man and became a licenced aircraft maintenance engineer before he and his family emigrated to Australia in 1974. He then spent 15 years in the RAAF reserve before his retirement.
He and his wife, Thelma, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a trip to Broken Hill, where they visited the Flying Doctor base and met many of the team.
Regular giving enables us to plan ahead and fund our Flying Doctor services. You can increase or decrease your monthly donation at any time. Visit our regular giving page to make a donation.