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Royal Flying Doctor Service opens doors to Rockhampton community

Published: 27 Nov 2015 12:12pm

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Service) is opening its doors to the Rockhampton community this weekend to say thank you to Ergon Energy Retail Customers who have raised $10million during the past 15 years.

Ergon Energy Retail forged a partnership with the RFDS in 2000 and has been encouraging its customers to make donations along with their electricity bills.

Ergon Energy Retail Executive General Manager Roslyn Baker said the achievement was both a proud and humbling experience.

“This really shows the connection regional Queenslanders have with the RFDS,” Ms Baker said.

“I am honoured that Ergon Energy Retail employees have played a part in reaching the $10million milestone, but our customers are the real heroes in this and that’s why we are partnering with the RFDS to host open days at their base in Rockhampton to say thank you.”

RFDS CEO Mr Nino di Marco said the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) greatly appreciated its strong and longstanding partnership with Ergon Energy Retail over the last fifteen years.

“The RFDS has a long tradition of providing quality health care and aeromedical services to rural and remote communities, and thanks to the generosity of Ergon Energy Retail’s customers, we have reached this significant $10million milestone,” Mr Di Marco said.

Mr Di Marco said the RFDS crews in Townsville and Rockhampton were looking forward to welcoming Ergon Energy Retail customers and families to the Open Days to celebrate this fantastic achievement.

“It made sense to host the Open Days where Ergon Energy Retail has Customer Support Centres and the RFDS has aircraft based,” Ms Baker said.

“It will give people a rare opportunity to meet the RFDS crew and hear about their lifesaving work as well as being able to see a Flying Doctor aircraft up close.”

The open day will run at the RFDS base at the Rockhampton Airport between 9am and 12pm and will also include a free sausage sizzle and kids activities.

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