Anita was inspired by parents’ generosity

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Anita inspired by parents’ generosity

Date published

26 Apr 2023

Our parents instil in us so many great qualities and attributes, and for Anita Beattie’s parents, it was their fondness of travelling and giving back that inspired her to become a Regular Supporter of the RFDS South Eastern Section.

“Mum and Dad were firm believers in giving back, especially Mum who didn’t like to see people treated differently from anybody else,” Anita explained.

Anita has been a Regular Giver since March 2022, when she signed up at the Myall Quays Shopping Centre in Tea Gardens.

Her reason for signing up to become a Regular Giver that day is at the core reason of what the Flying Doctor is all about.

“I think everybody deserves to have the same number of opportunities to receive healthcare, whether you live in the city or not,” Anita explained.

Her parents were keen travelers.

Her parents were keen travelers and spent much time in the outback, a passion that Anita shares.

Later in her career, Anita was lucky to travel across New South Wales meeting so many wonderful rural people along the way.

“I once went on a big trip through Dubbo all the way out to Broken Hill, which was fabulous stopping in each of the towns along the way, which gave me great connections,” she said.

While Anita wasn’t able to stop in to the RFDS centres, she plans to do that momentous journey again and visiting the bases and tourism facilities is on her priority list.

“I love the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the work they do is formidable, and I just think it’s wonderful,” she said.

While Anita’s parents have sadly passed on, their legacy remains with their loved ones who continue to do such generous work.

“For Mum and Dad, they really did live outback Australia and supporting others,” she said.

The RFDS wishes to extend our deepest thanks to Anita and our other amazing supporters, who are so generous with their donations.

It is because of you that we can continue delivering vital services to rural, regional and remote communities across the country.

“Mum and Dad were firm believers in giving back, especially Mum who didn’t like to see people treated differently from anybody else,” Anita explained.