Graphic: AWN continues to raise funds for RFDS Victoria after 19 years
On Tuesday 28 June, AWN held their annual wool auction, with proceeds from the sales in Victoria donated to RFDS Victoria.
Founded in 1999, AWN – formerly known as Australian Wool Network – is a privately-owned Australian business, offering wool, livestock and property services in an increasing number of locations across rural Australia.
For the past 19 years, AWN has chosen to donate the proceeds from the auction of bales of specially selected wool to the Royal Flying Doctor Service nationally, and over this time have raised more than $240,000 for the entire organisation.
“The RFDS is a very appropriate charity for us to support as it supports country people,’’ says AWN Western Australia wool manager, Greg Tilbrook.
This year, two bales were sold at the Melbourne selling centre, resulting in a total of $6,912.50 donated to RFDS Victoria.
Speaking about the relationship AWN shares with RFDS nationally, RFDS South Eastern Section Chief Medical Officer, Randall Greenberg, said as a charitable organisation, RFDS relies on community donations from corporate entities like AWN.
“These donations help us to continue delivering vital health care services to people across the outback, including mental health [and] primary health care,’’ he says.
“So, every dollar raised from the AWN charity auctions will have a positive impact on the communities and the people who rely so heavily on the Flying Doctor.’’