Bay to Birdwood

Shows of support: February 2023 fundraising recap

Date published

16 Feb 2023

From rocking out to live music in the Flinders Ranges, to frocking up in Adelaide, check out some of the latest and upcoming RFDS fundraisers and events.

ANZ Community Ball 2023

ANZ Community Ball 2023

The RFDS is this year’s host charity for the ANZ Community Ball.

Held at the Adelaide Oval and featuring entertainment from Kate Ceberano, we would love you to join the Flying Doctor and a variety of South Australian charities for a night to remember.

  • Adelaide Oval
  • Friday 17 March 2023
  • Live auction, car raffle and more

The RFDS is grateful to be alongside Operation Flinders Foundation, SAHMRI, Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation, WCH Foundation and Zoos SA (Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park) and a number of other charity partners to benefit from the ball.

Rock the Ranges

Rock the Ranges

Don’t miss the chance to catch an incredible line-up of live music in the Flinders Ranges from 24-25 February, all while supporting the RFDS.

Headlined by global rockers, Birds of Tokyo, the wholesome two-day festival in Quorn will be one to remember. Kicking off on Friday evening at 6pm until late, the stage starts up again on Saturday from lunch through to late.

Single day and two-day passes are available A portion of ticket sale proceeds will go towards the RFDS, with opportunities to donate on the day.

Bay to Birdwood

Bay to Birdwood

We were paid a special visit by Bay to Birdwood’s Michael Neale and a beautiful 1949 Bentley as he handed over a generous donation from their 2022 event.

First held in 1980, SA's Bay to Birdwood is one of the world’s great historic motoring events that currently supports the RFDS as its charity partner.

The Flying Doctor thanks everyone far and wide involved and all the participants for their generous contributions.

IGA Vilis promo

Calling all frequent pie-ers!

When you buy any Vili’s product at your local IGA store between 15 February - 14 March 2023, Vili’s will donate 10 cents per item to the RFDS to help keep the Flying Doctor flying. Metcash, IGA's parent company, will also match the amount raised dollar for dollar.

Balnaves of Coonawarra

Balnaves are back

After raising more than $15,000 through tasting fees for the Flying Doctor last year, the Balnaves of Coonawarra is back again raising funds for the RFDS.

Every quarter, the winery generously choose a different charity to donate its cellar door tasting fees towards – with the RFDS again selected as a beneficiary.

With many family, friends and staff having being airlifted, Kirsty Balnaves said the RFDS is a service very close to their hearts.

“We originally decided to raise money for the RFDS because my mother had been airlifted. Then my daughter, who had only just turned 20, was airlifted in mid-January 2022,” Kirsty said.

"For us living in the country and in a rural area it’s such a great service and now I’ve seen first-hand the difference it makes.

“We charge five dollars a head (for tastings) and some people pay more when they find out where the money is going.”

If you’re after a summer drop, check out their beautiful cellar door at 15517 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra SA and support the RFDS.