The RFDS in WA
As a charity, the RFDS relies heavily on the generosity of companies to continue our vital emergency medical and primary healthcare work in remote and rural Australia.
Australian and multinational companies are quickly realising that being a good 'corporate citizen' is not only the right thing to do but is also good for business. Companies are eager to support the Flying Doctor in a wide range of ways including corporate partnership, sponsorship, volunteering, advice, pro bono services, workplace giving, donations and much more.
We are honoured to have a number of Corporate Partners that provide financial and corporate support to help keep the Flying Doctor flying. Details of our partnerships nationally and at state-level are covered on our partners pages at national and state level.
Many companies set up Workplace Giving programs to encourage employees to contribute and support the Flying Doctor, with the company then matching every dollar contributed. Such programs have been very successful as they help employees and employers to make a significant difference to those in need.
Sponsoring a fundraising event, an RFDS service program, service or even a plane or specialist health service facility has proven to be a great way for businesses to engage with and support the Flying Doctor. Contact the RFDS in your state for details on the many opportunities that exist.
Imagine being somewhere with no hospital and no doctors - and where emergency medical assistance means travelling sometimes thousands of kilometres by air. As a lifeline to people living, working and travelling across Australia, the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia flies the equivalent of the Earth's circumference every two days - transporting, on average, 25 sick and injured patients every day - that's at least one every hour.
The RFDS is proud to be supported by a number of local, national and international companies; whose generosity helps to ensure we are able to deliver our critical care as quickly as possible. With demand for our services increasing by over 9% each year, our corporate partners have never been more important.
Our partners strategically align their businesses with the RFDS brand, leveraging the inherent goodwill and marketplace strength of Australia's Most Reputable Charity for the past five years. Just some of the opportunities available to support the RFDS include:
- introduce a Workplace Giving program
- promote the RFDS to your clients
- donate a percentage of your profits
- provide your goods or services free of charge
- fund a needed piece of medical equipment
- contribute to an existing program that needs funding
- help us expand our current services by funding a new initiative
- sponsor an event or donate proceeds from an event
Whether you are a large multinational company or a small business, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss ways to form a mutually beneficial relationship.
For more information please contact Sonia Nolan, Director Communications and Corporate Engagement via email.