KORUMBURRA and Leongatha community members will come together at the Burra Brewery on Friday, March 1 from 5pm to 7pm to enjoy a sausage sizzle and raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS).
The summer barbecue fundraiser will be held as part of Elders’ Give It program, an initiative designed to raise funds for key organisations that help rural communities.
Whether immunising a child on a remote station or transporting a patient interstate for life-saving surgery, every 10 minutes RFDS is delivering vital health care services to Australians across the country.
The RFDS relies on fundraising initiatives and donations to support its ongoing work, such as the
operations of its aircraft and resourcing medical equipment.
Elders Real Estate agent, Jean O’Loughlin, said she is looking forward to raising funds for an organisation that makes a significant difference to the lives of clients, team members and neighbours.
“At Elders, our people are the foundation of our business. It’s our responsibility to support our community by lending a helping hand to organisations that help our people lead healthy and happy lives,” she said.
“You don’t have to look far to find someone who has been touched by the Flying Doctors. This fundraiser is an opportunity to give back and acknowledge the vital health services the organisation provides to rural and regional communities across Australia.”
Elders announced a major sponsorship of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations in 2017 and has directly supported an upgrade of the RFDS fleet of medically-equipped aircraft that deliver emergency aeromedical services throughout South and Central Australia.
The Elders Korumburra and Leongatha branches comprise of livestock, real estate, insurance and finance/financial planning teams, who are all proud to work together to organise this fun and worthwhile event.
In addition to this, the Elders local teams also hold an annual charity golf day during the winter which support local families in need.