Posted by Di Scheepers

The RFDS Outback Car Trek is an annual event that raises funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The 2018 trek will be the 29th Anniversary  of the Outback Car Trek. Over 28 years the trekkers have raised in excess of $26 million for this service.!

Rotary Club of Berwick's own David Nutter and his fellow mates Barry Pitcher, Laurie Fenton, Luke Pitcher and Bret Pitcher will take the ‘New’ 1966  Ford Galaxy Named ‘Bluez Hermitage’ on a gruelling trek of  4000 kms over 7 days.  They have so far raised $110,000 since inception, including over $37,000 this financial year.  A presentation cheque of $2,000 from the Rotary Club of Berwick is included this year’s total.  David is not only donating his time, but has made a personal donation of $677.52. 

The Rotary Club of Berwick is pleased to once again back David and his team as they set off on their 4th Outback Car Trek in support of the RFDS.

The ‘Boyz’ are chasing  $40,000.00 this year.  All the money collected in Victoria goes via South Eastern Section, then allocated back to Victorian Division, who then allocate the funds where most needed, mostly for capital equipment like planes and the plane’s medical equipment.
 
If anyone would like to donate to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the name of Team ‘Bluez Hermitage’, car #1966 ,you can be sure you are supporting a valuable and worthwhile cause. So Flick us a ‘FLYN’ ( a $20.00) Note. To donate and see our donors list, go to the link  https://outbackcartrek2018.everydayhero.com/au/car1966
 
Have a look at facebook : https://www.facebook.com/rfdscar1966/  and notice Rotary Club of Berwick signage on the Trek Car!.
  

The Safari goes through some of the most remote and harsh areas of inland Australia, just the kind of territory the Royal Flying Doctors have built a reputation for helping since 1928 when John Flynn established it. You can find a pictorial history on our $20 note, Including John Flynn, and yet most of us are unaware of their importance to not only the health and wellbeing of isolated communities, but of the work they do in present day Australia.

With 92 Royal Flying Doctor ambulances in Victoria it is likely you have seen one and wondered what they do. These ambulances are used for inter hospital transport of patients, along with mobile eye care services, mobile dental clinics, taking female doctors to rural towns, and helping our rural farmers receive mental health care services.  The Royal Flying Doctor service is now a large part of health care in both city and country areas, and still the most important service for anyone living and travelling in the wilderness.  The RFDS was again voted the most trusted charity in Australia for the 7th Time.
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