Ergon customers donate $11m to keep Flying Doctor Flying

Date published

25 Oct 2016

Ergon Energy Retail's fundraising efforts for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has helped raise more than $11million since the partnership began in 2000.

Ergon Energy General Manager Retail Operations Martin Seri said reaching the milestone was only possible thanks to the ongoing support of customers and enthusiasm of Ergon Energy Retail employees.

"Ergon Energy Retail has been helping to develop a relationship between our customers and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) for 16 years," Mr Seri said.

"Through our customers' generosity, the Flying Doctor has been able to purchase a new aircraft, medical equipment and provide important services in rural and remote communities across Queensland.

"It is a great honour that we are able to extend the partnership between our two great organisations to ensure we are able to support regional Queenslanders."

RFDS (Queensland Section) CEO, Nino Di Marco  signs the contract renewal with Ergon Energy Retail.

RFDS (Queensland Section) CEO, Nino Di Marco said the Flying Doctor was grateful for the longstanding partnership with Ergon Energy Retail.

"It is thanks to the support of Ergon Energy Retail and their generous customers that we can continue to help 95,000 people in Queensland every year."

The Member for Townsville Scott Stewart MP said the partnership between Ergon Energy Retail and the Royal Flying Doctor Service was a fantastic example of how regional Queenslanders work together.

"These two great regional Queensland organisations are working together to help communities right across our state," Mr Stewart said.

"The $2 and $5 extra that customers donate with their Ergon Energy bills makes a huge difference to the services the Flying Doctor can provide."

Ergon Energy Retail's partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) will be extended until 31 January 2019.