RFDS fundraising

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Combine adventure and fundraising for the Flying Doctor!

Date published

20 Feb 2024

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and take on an adventure to raise funds for the Flying Doctor.

Upcoming adventures >

Walk the Yorkes

Walk the Yorkes
May 17 & 18 2024

Join the annual Walk the Yorkes challenge and walk 65km from Ardrossan to Stansbury across 2 days.

Funds raised support RFDS SA/NT and Backpacks 4 SA Kids. To be a part of it fill out this form.

Oz Outback Odyssey

Oz Outback Odyssey
27 July – 3 August 2024

Registrations are now open for the Oz Outback Odyssey proudly supporting RFDS SA/NT.

This iconic event is for car enthusiasts and adventurers alike, traversing unique and remote areas of Australia while fundraising to keep the Flying Doctor flying.

For more information and to register click here.

Larapinta Challenge

Larapinta Challenge
23 – 31 August 2024

Seeking an adventure and want to support the Flying Doctor?

We have an exclusive fundraising opportunity that will take you on one of the top 20 treks in the world, through the water holes and gorges of one of Australia's most iconic mountain ranges.

Hosted by 100% Finke River Culture & Adventure, you will spend 7 night and 7 days in their Eco Campsite at Rodna, walking from Redbank Gorge to Ellery Creek (Big Hole).

For more information on this trek and cultural experience click here.

Recent fundraising efforts >

Coles kicking goals

Coles kicking goals

Our friends at the Coles Distribution Centre recently set a target to raise $20,000 for the RFDS and ended up with $25,000.

The team raised the funds over six months by hosting onsite team events like BBQs and food days.

“We chose to support the RFDS due to the important role they play across the communities we serve in South Australia and Northern Territory, providing emergency services and critical transport and clinics for our remote areas. We know with this service our communities are better off." - Mike Rogers, Coles State Distribution Centre Manager SA/NT

Gary and Chris Bastin

Bottling up funds

Over the last few years, Gary and Chris Bastin have been recycling 10-cent containers to raise funds for the RFDS.

With help from other RFDS supporters, the pair have raised about $185,000 for the RFDS since 2018.

“No one knows when they may need the Flying Doctor and it has long been an ethos in remote areas that all should contribute to this important service. Recycling containers for cash reduces the amount of waste going to landfill and helps keep our streets and footpaths cleaner.”

A book for Ziggy

A book for Ziggy

It's been a year since SA farmer Brook Seal released his children's book Just like you, only a little more different and so far it’s raised more than $3,000 for the Flying Doctor!

Written for his son, the heartwarming story raises awareness about inclusion, kindness and living with disability, with all proceeds going towards the RFDS.

Click here to get your copy.

Find out how you can get involved and fundraise for the RFDS.