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29 November, 2020

Local donation to assist RFDS

THE Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Near and Far Auxiliary was presented with a $1000 donation courtesy of the Mareeba Islamic Society on Friday, November 20.

By Rhys Thomas

Dr Akil Islam from the Mareeba Islamic Society presenting a $1000 cheque to Royal Flying Doctor Service Near and Far Auxiliary President Brenda Agius.

THE Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Near and Far Auxiliary was presented with a $1000 donation courtesy of the Mareeba Islamic Society on Friday, November 20. 

The RFDS Near and Far Auxiliary is a fundraising organisation that receives donations and fundraises for the RFDS. 

The $1000 donation will go towards purchasing equipment for the RFDS to help save lives in regional and remote parts of Australia. 

RFDS Near and Far Auxiliary President Brenda Agius was proud to accept the donation of behalf of the RFDS and is looking forward to seeing it utilised. 

“This money will go towards buying equipment and supplies for the RFDS,” she said. 

“New equipment like defibrillators will be bought, equipment for the planes and also for the medical clinics and other services. 

“There are so many people in the RFDS Near and Far Auxiliary who have been affected by the RFDS and have decided to support them.”

Dr. Akil Islam from the Mareeba Islamic Society was happy to donate to the RFDS Near and Far Auxiliary due to the critical work they do around Australia. 

“The Mareeba Islamic Society has had a long tradition of supporting different community initiatives and this year we felt it was a great opportunity to support the RFDS,” he said. 

“As locals in the community we are aware of the medical services that they provide in our region and it was just a small way to support their effort in delivering high quality care to our entire region.”


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