RFDS staff accept a $100k cheque from CBH

Grain growers donate $100K to RFDS WA

Date published

30 Aug 2023
RFDS staff accept a $100k cheque from CBH

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) staff recently attend the CBH Regional Member Sundowner in Esperance, to accept a cheque of $100,000 from WA grain growers.

Developed by CBH in conjunction with Main Roads WA, the Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS) seeks to reduce the instances of overloaded grain trucks. During harvest, growers can forfeit grain from overloaded trucks, which is then sold and the resulting funds provided to WA charities.

Since the program began in 2012, more than $2.1 million has been donated to charities active in rural communities.

This year, $550,000 was generated from the HMMS, and RFDS WA was one of nine organisations to receive a donation.

Head of Nursing Paul Ingram was presented with the cheque by CBH chair Simon Stead.

“Attending my first Regional Member Sundowner was a real honour, and we are so grateful for the support of CBH through this very unique scheme,” Mr Ingram said.

General Manager of Community Relations Rebecca Maddern says CBH is a valued corporate partner of RFDS WA, with support dating back 17 years.

“CBH plays a crucial role in representing Wheatbelt farmers and other residents, and the organisation’s support allows RFDS to continue to provide aeromedical services to these communities,” Ms Maddern said.

“In the past year, RFDS WA transferred 810 patients in the Wheatbelt region.”