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RFDS Qld has 10 million reasons to celebrate

Published: 20 Nov 2015 1:04pm

Ergon Energy Retail customers have given the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland 10 million reasons to celebrate with a major milestone reached earlier this week.

Executive General Manager Roslyn Baker said the goal to attract $10million in donations had been reached thanks to the generous support of customers over the past 15 years.

“This is truly a time to celebrate,” Ms Baker said. “I am honoured that Ergon Energy Retail employees have played a part in this fantastic achievement.”

“I really need to thank our customers, though – the 127,415 regional Queenslanders - who have committed to supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service since Ergon Energy Retail entered into this partnership in 2000.”

“We set the goal not knowing how long it would take, but we reached $8million last year and it was clear then that the magic $10million mark was well within reach.”

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.

Ergon Energy Retail and the RFDS will be hosting Open Days in Rockhampton (Saturday 28 November) and Townsville (Saturday 5 December) to publicly thank customers for their donations.

“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.”

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.

The open days at the Rockhampton and Townsville Airport will also include a free sausage sizzle and kids activities between 9am and 12pm.

Media Contact: Brett Judge
Phone: 0439791765

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