On a wing and a prayer for fly­ing docs

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

TWO lo­cal cou­ples will take to the skies this week­end to raise money for the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice (RFDS).

Bea­cons­field’s Leanne McKen­zie and Jason Cotter, and Fre­man­tle’s Elena Monaco and Ralph Trea­sure will take part in the 2015 Stead­fast Foun­da­tion Out­back Air Race, which will see them take to the skies for a two-week fly­ing chal­lenge.

Ms Monaco said they would fly al­most 8000km in the air race and that the two cou­ples had al­ready raised more than $5800 be­tween them.

“Ralph and I love fly­ing and when we found out about this op­por­tu­nity to fly with like minded peo­ple and at the same time raise funds for a most worth­while ser­vice it was a no brainer,” she said.

“The RFDS is vi­tal to a vast coun­try like ours, but it is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that it’s not just for far­away out­back places.”

The race is from Au­gust 23 to Septem­ber 4. To do­nate visit oar2015.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au /Mockingjay or oar2015.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/the-freo-fly­ers.

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