High- flying effort boosted
TARGET MARKET: RFDS senior pilot Bruce Waller and Ergon customer connections manager Graham Lynes E R G O N E n e r g y ’ s c u s - t omers have gi ven t he Royal Flying Doctor Service power to keep their planes up in the air, donati n g $ 5 mi l l i o n t h r o u g h their electricity bills.
E r g o n E n e r g y C h i e f Executive Ian McLeod said news of the $ 5 million dollar breakthrough was truly humbling in the wake of the flood and cyclone misery which had gripped the state since Christmas.
‘ ‘ Given that we know many customers have been doing it tough, this is a remarkable demonstration of community spirit towards a worthy cause," Mr McLeod said. Through the scheme, customers were able to contribute via regular donations of $ 2 and $ 5 from their electricity bills, or make larger one-off donations. Since it kicked off in 2000, more than 94,000 customers have chosen to do so.
‘‘ Support for the scheme is also increasing, with the amount raised doubling, to $ 5 million, in the past two and a half years," Mr McLeod said. ‘‘ Our staff have also played a role via their payroll deductions, with over $ 10,000 donated in the last financial year alone.
‘‘ We’re all very proud to continue to support the great work of the RFDS."
Details: phone 13 10 46 or visit www. ergon. com. au.