I’m always amazed at the incredible things people will do to raise money for the Flying Doctor. This year there’s been eighty year old drovers revisiting long forgotten drovers trails on horseback, a 19 year old pilot flying a replica spitfire around Australia to raise money and inspire youth and of course Flying 4 the Doctors earlier this year, who followed in the footsteps of Charles Kingsford Smith.
Right now there are some amazing feats being undertaken. QLD police officer and father of three Dave Alley, is embarking on a challenge never completed before – to cycle around Australia in 40 days or less and next week a gyrocopter will be flown from Mackay to Uluru.
But it’s not just the big, record-breaking, media-worthy events that inspire. Every day we hear stories of bake-offs and barbecues, of school students raising money, of people walking, running or even just shaking a tin at community events and gatherings.
There are so many ways the Flying Doctor helps people every day but I’ve come to realise there are so many ways, so many people help us every day.
For that we’d like to say thank you.