Give back to RFDS by buy­ing a pineap­ple

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AUS­TRALIA’S largest pineap­ple pro­ducer Piñata Farms has part­nered with the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice and Wool­worths to host a pineap­ple fundrais­ing pro­mo­tion in aid of the RFDS dur­ing Oc­to­ber.

Piñata Farms will do­nate 10 cents to the RFDS for ev­ery Piñata pineap­ple sold at 244 Wool­worths stores in Queens­land and north­ern New South Wales be­tween Oc­to­ber 11 and 31.

Piñata Farms manag­ing direc­tor, Gavin Scurr, a long-term sup­porter of the RFDS, said he hoped the cam­paign would raise more than $13,000 for the ser­vice’s Queens­land di­vi­sion.

“The RFDS pro­vides 24-hour emer­gency health care for re­mote and re­gional Aus­tralians and any one of us could need it at any time. On av­er­age, the RFDS as­sists one per­son ev­ery two min­utes,” Mr Scurr said.

“Buy­ing a pineap­ple dur­ing the cam­paign pe­riod in Oc­to­ber is a sim­ple way to show sup­port.”

Piñata Farms is an avid sup­porter of the RFDS, hav­ing raised more than $60,000 through Gavin and brother Stephen Scurr’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the an­nual Out­back Car Trek dur­ing the past four years.

Piñata Farms has 370 hectares of pineap­ples un­der cul­ti­va­tion in Queens­land and in the North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Fruit pro­duc­ers Gavin and Stephen Scurr of Piñata Farms.

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