Silver Sands and Miami IGA stores contribute to $86,700 donation to Royal Flying Doctors Service

Silver Sands and Miami IGA stores contribute to $86,700 donation to Royal Flying Doctors Service

THE Royal Flying Doctors Service of WA is flying high with 86,700 reasons to say thank you to Independent Grocers of Australia retailers and shoppers across the State.

The donation of $86,700 from a collection of 19 IGA stores throughout regional WA, including Silver Sands and Miami, will go towards buying and upgrading RFDS medical equipment.

RFDS executive general manager corporate affairs Nick Harvey said the donation helped ensure the RFDS continued to provide its life saving services across WA.

“Their generosity helps us to continue to be there when needed, no matter where that may be across our vast 2.5 million square kilometre state, and to continue to provide lifesaving outcomes for our patients,” he said.

More than 250 IGA store owners across WA support their communities and charities through the IGA Community Chest program, which raises funds through in-store purchases.

Also present at the cheque presentation representing IGA stores was Lance Brown from Miami IGA and Rob and Raelene Filmer from Silver Sands.

The Flying Doctor provides 24/7 emergency retrieval services across WA, aero medically retrieving more than 9000 patients every year – more than one patient every hours.