Graphic: Kalgoorlie boy fundraises for the WA Flying Doctor on his fifth birthday
Here at the RFDS in Western Australia, we’re lucky to have so many incredible supporters.
However, five-year-old Kalgoorlie boy Hamish Levy may just be our biggest fan! Hamish loves everything to do with the Flying Doctor and frequently visits Kalgoorlie Airport to watch our planes and wave to our crews.
Hamish’s mother Kersty Levy said he loves everything to do with aviation – especially RFDS aircraft. Despite his young age, Hamish knows all about RFDS’ history, from John Flynn and the $20 note, to the story of first flight on a leased Qantas plane.
For his fifth birthday party in November, Hamish asked his guests to donate to the RFDS rather than giving presents.
Kersty and her father have both used the RFDS for life-saving care. She says it’s heartwarming to see her son so determined to raise funds for the service that helped their family.
"Whenever Hamish watches the RFDS aircraft, it always puts a smile on his face," Kersty said.
Hamish’s birthday party will be one to remember, with RFDS-themed invitations, signs and snacks.
Then as an added bonus, RFDS Flight Nurse Colleen Reid and Doctor Adam Burt surprised Hamish by attending his birthday party on their day off.
The Kalgoorlie crew also brought along a model aircraft for the party, giving aspiring pilot a chance to test out the cockpit.
RFDS WA flight nurse Colleen said Hamish is well known by the crews at our Kalgoorlie base as they often see him waving at the fence.
“Being invited to such a special boy’s birthday party has been the highlight of my year," Colleen said.
Graphic: Hamish X RFDS fifth birthday celebrations
The RFDS team were honoured to attend Hamish’s party and see someone so young already giving back to the community and the service.
As Flight Nurse Colleen said: "It’s that community support that makes us love our jobs even more."
Thank you, Hamish and the Levy family, for your passionate support of the RFDS.
Thank you to everyone who raises valuable funds for the RFDS with their own unique fundraisers.
To learn more about how you can fundraise for RFDS visit flyingdoctor.org.au/wa/support-us/fundraise/ or contact our fundraising team on (08) 9417 6400.