Lo­cals take out top spot in fundraiser

Western Times - - BEST OF THE WEST -

ROMA’S Wool­worths store has taken out the top spot in a statewide ini­tia­tive to raise much-needed funds for the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice.

For its achieve­ments, the Roma store was pre­sented with a mounted RFDS model air­craft – a per­pet­ual tro­phy – on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Wool­worths stores across Queens­land and north­ern NSW spent three weeks at the end of last year en­cour­ag­ing cus­tomers to sup­port the Fly­ing Doc­tor by buy­ing $2 wall to­kens.

Of the 245 par­tic­i­pat­ing stores, Roma Wool­worths raised the most, $8602.

North Queens­land’s Mount Pleas­ant Wool­worths raised $8270, and Clon­curry Wool­worths raised $6116.

The gen­er­ous sup­port con­trib­uted to a to­tal of $583,359 through­out 2017 from Wool­worths cus­tomers and em­ploy­ees across the state.

RFDS board mem­ber and for­mer Fed­eral Mem­ber for the Mara­noa Bruce Scott said he was proud of the com­mu­nity and the store for their com­bined ef­forts.

ON A HIGH: Wool­worths Roma was pre­sented with a model air­craft.

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