Donation made to RFDS

RFDS (Queensland Section) receives generous donation from Roma Saleyards

Date published

30 May 2023

The RFDS (Queensland Section) is extremely grateful to the Roma Saleyards and Maranoa Regional Council for their support from another great charity cattle sale this year.

RFDS at Roma Saleyards

Following the Council’s decision to donate 50% of the liveweight and open auction selling fees received for each head of cattle sold, a cheque of $44,678.68 was presented to the RFDS (Queensland Section).

The charity sale saw a total $53,803 raised on the day, including $1,480.20 from cash donations and sponsorship, and a whopping $7,644.20 from five separate cattle vendors.

RFDS (Queensland Section) Executive General Manager of Fundraising and Philanthropy Katherine Ash, thanked Maranoa Regional Council for their support of the Flying Doctor.

“Without the support from the community, the Flying Doctor would not be able to deliver its life saving service to regional, rural and remote Queensland,” Ms Ash said.

RFDS staff at Roma Salesyard

“We’re incredibly grateful to the Maranoa Regional Council for their committed support of the Flying Doctor and this wonderful donation.

“It will help to ensure our aeromedical and primary health care teams have the vital equipment and training to deliver the finest care to the furthest corner of the state.

“For 95 years, the Flying Doctor has been there for Queenslanders, and we’ll continue to do that 24/7, 365 days a year, thanks to the kindness and generosity of our supporters.”

Mayor Tyson Golder said he was proud to support such an important organisation to help keep the Flying Doctors flying.

“I would like to thank all the producers who were involved in this fantastic fundraising event for the lifesaving RFDS,” Cr Golder said.

“The RFDS continue to be an integral part of rural and remote communities, providing one of the best vital health services for people from the bush.”

Written by Maranoa Regional Council, this article has been amended and was first published here.