Last weekend (22/11) we held a fundraiser in conjunction with Ford Australia and their Go Further 4UR Community. The Ford dealer chooses a community charity and Ford give $40 for each test drive taken in our new vehicles - up to the value of $2000
We chose to support our local branch of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. We are 4 hours (or 400kms) from Adelaide and without this vital service, critically ill people would not survive that long drive in a ambulance. The RFDS also ferry surgical patients to and from the city on back runs.
The RFDS bought their aircraft simulator down to display on our car yard. It was a real draw card...
Inside the aircraft, there was a full working display, patient on stretcher, humidicrib for babies...
The lady was happy to explain procedures for transporting a critically ill patient. There was also a recording of a pilot relaying info through to base, organising retrieval at the other end.
The local RFDS branch is manned by a spritely bunch of elderly folk. They sat and sold raffle tickets from 10 til 4pm (about $300 worth). I manned the sausage sizzle with some of our staff and we sold $80 worth.
We got to the $2000 mark at about 1pm but our Ford rep said to keep going!
By 4pm we had a tally of
We handed over a cheque for that amount on the Monday morning to a beaming RFDS committee- what a successful day it was!
Cheers - Joolz xx