Local landholders donate more than $6,000 to RFDS
19 Apr 2021
The NSW Government has continued its support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), which works to protect our regional communities, by donating $6,340 on behalf of landholders in the State’s west.
Minister for Western NSW Adam Marshall presented the donation to the RFDS South Eastern Section’s Peter Miranda in Broken Hill today and thanked their guardians in the sky.
“Last year we offered to donate $20 for every landholder who completed Local Land Services’ (LLS) triennial Regional Landholder Survey,” Mr Marshall said.
“Today, I thank the 317 participants who did exactly that, because it means we can contribute $6,340 to the RFDS on their behalf.
“Living in the State’s west presents unique challenges, and the RFDS plays a leading and critical role in providing an invaluable health and emergency medical service.
“I, along with all those who benefit from their tireless work, am in awe of the extraordinary efforts these guardians in the sky go to to provide essential healthcare to regional communities.”
The RFDS South Eastern Section’s Steve Yerbury thanked both western landholders for their contribution and the NSW Government for its continued support.
“The RFDS is delighted to receive this significant donation, particularly knowing it is thanks to the landholders in Western NSW,” Mr Yerbury said.
“As a not-for-profit aeromedical organisation, the RFDS relies on the generosity of our supports so we can continue to deliver essential health and emergency medical services.”
The LLS’ triennial Regional Landholder Survey was a critical piece of data for LLS to plan its activities and priorities for the next three years.
A report of the survey is available by clicking here, as is a report on the Aboriginal Community Survey that Local Land Services ran in conjunction with the Regional Landholder survey.
MEDIA: Luke O'Donnell, 0427 837 497
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