The Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has praised the Royal Flying Doctor Service, for being awarded with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission’s Registered Tick.
The Registered Tick program was launched in December 2016. It acts as a ‘seal-of-approval’, indicating that a charity is reputable, so that Australians can donate with confidence.
“From the outskirts of Rockhampton, to tiny towns across Central Queensland, the Royal Flying Doctor is an essential service for our regional communities,” Ms Landry said.
“Granting the Royal Flying Doctor Service with the Registered Tick recognises what we all know – that the Flying Doctor will always be there for our community when it’s needed the most.
“Everyone in Central Queensland knows the important role RFDS plays in the community.
“I hope this recognition gives Central Queenslanders the certainty that when they donate to the RFDS, it will go to a reputable organisation that is synonymous with life in regional Australia.”
Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland spokesman Ian Finlayson said being granted with the Charities Registered Tick will boost the organisations fundraising efforts.
“Medical services needed by people in rural Australia are no different to those needed by people in the city, but the vast distances provide a real challenge,” Mr Finlayson said.
“We rely on donations and support from everyday Australians to keep us flying and saving lives on a daily basis.
“This recognition gives Australians the assurance that their donations to the RFDS will be used to save lives, and continue providing health services for people working, living or travelling through rural and remote Australia.
“Every donation counts, and donating to the RFDS has never been easier. You can do so securely by visiting our website – flyingdoctor.org.au, or by phone 07 3860 1100.”