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Doctor’s cash boost

Friday, 27th May, 2016

(From left) Superintendent (Area Commander of Yorke and Mid-North) Scott Denny, RFDS GM Marketing and Fundraising Andy Moore, RFDS BH Base Manager Steve Martin, local Superintendent Paul Smith and Region Emergency Management Officer Greg McMahon. PICTURE: Emily Roberts (From left) Superintendent (Area Commander of Yorke and Mid-North) Scott Denny, RFDS GM Marketing and Fundraising Andy Moore, RFDS BH Base Manager Steve Martin, local Superintendent Paul Smith and Region Emergency Management Officer Greg McMahon. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

The local police force has recognised the hard work that the Royal Flying Doctor and have rewarded it with a $10,000 donation.

Superintendent Paul Smith, the Commander of the Barrier LAC, presented $10,000  to the RFDS at the local base recently.

The money was raised from a charity auction held at the Tri-State conference last year at White Cliffs. 

Every year the RFDS benefits from the money raised at the charity auctions held at each Tri-State Conference. 

The conference is held each year alternating between NSW, QLD and SA.  

This year’s conference will be held in south west Queensland. 

The conference is an opportunity for Emergency Management Agencies in the remote areas of each state to come together to discuss cross-border issues. 

“We meet to network, discuss emergency issues and have a major fundraiser,” Supt. Smith said.

“The major benefactor is the Flying Doctor who are instrumental to all.

“We have an auction of a variety of items and everyone digs deep.”

Supt. Smith said the money goes to a good cause.

“It is to keep the doctor flying,” he said.

RFDS BH Base Manager Steve Martin said the donation would be used to purchase a number of items on their wish list.

“The top item is purchasing a number of blood spinners,” he said.

“We have a number of clinics that don’t have them and we have to get the blood back quickly.

“The spinners will help to keep blood protected.”

Mr Martin said it was “fantastic” to receive this donation.

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