The Rotary Club of Berwick is pleased to back one of their own, David Nutter, as he and his team set off on their 3rd Outback Safari in support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 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 all the history on our $20 note, and yet most of us are unaware of their importance to not only the health and well being 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 ard travelling in the wilderness.
To continue their work $50 million dollars a year must be raised from the public to keep their planes flying.  David and his fellow mates Barry Pitcher, Laurie Fenton and John Tolley take the Ford Galaxy Black Cavalier on a grueling trek of  4000 klms over 7 days.  They have so far raised $72000 since inception.  A presentation cheque of $2000 from the Rotary Club of Berwick will bring this years total to $33000 so far.    If anyone would like to donate to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the name of the Black Cavalier Crew you can be sure you are supporting a valuable and worthwhile cause.