Graphic: Caring for our rural and remote communities

Caring for our rural and remote communities

Date published

12 Jan 2021

At the beginning of 2021, there is much to feel hopeful and positive about.

In spite of everything that has happened over the past year, our generous community of supporters has enabled us to continue to help thousands of people in their time of need.

Bron Alday

People like Jack, whose final wish was to visit his beloved family farm in Romsey. Our crew transported Jack safely from his care home to the farm, where he enjoyed time in the garden and lunch with his family. Six days later, Jack passed away peacefully.

People like Bron, a kindergarten teacher from Sea Lake who was recognising signs of speech delay in some of the children from her local community. Instead of recommending a lengthy and expensive trip to see a metro speech therapist, Bron is able to refer children and their parents to their local Flying Doctor Speech Therapy service to access the right support.

And people like Alice, one of our mental health clinicians who is bringing support and counselling to farming communities across Gippsland. She says technology has helped her to deliver this vital service and connect with people while they’re at home or even out in the paddocks or stockyards.

Whether we’re saving lives, preventing health problems or making people’s final wishes come true, your support is what makes it all possible.

So please, make your donation today to change lives for people living in rural and remote communities.