Jetting off to save lives
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has been helping people in need around Australia for more than 90 years. Their support covers over 2.5 million square kilometers throughout WA.
It’s a flying hospital bed; they’ve got everything in there that you need to cover you in the most dire situation.
Sean Pollard lost both hands and his left arm after a shark attack in Esperance in 2014. RFDS flew him to hospital for vital treatment.
“It’s a flying hospital bed; they’ve got everything in there that you need to cover you in the most dire situation.
“Honestly, we couldn’t live in these places if it wasn’t for that kind of service,” he said.
By playing Lotterywest games, you’ve helped provide a $6.5 million grant to RFDS for two new PC-24 jet aircraft, aero medical and engineering equipment, and training costs.
Thanks to the quick response from RFDS, Sean is now making a name for himself around the world.
“I’ve managed to bounce back and I’m now in the Australian Paralympics Snowboard Team.
“Having the support of the community of Western Australia, Lotterywest and the RFDS, it’s been amazing and it’s kind of made my journey a lot easier and I wouldn’t be able to do it without them.”
Thanks to you playing Lotterywest games, you’ve helped support RFDS with 29 other grants totalling over $19 million, bringing their life-saving dreams to life.
The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc., now known as the Constable Care Foundation, was initiated in 1997 as part of Community Policing. Now a separate function, the team work tirelessly to address social issues in primary school aged children.
Towards information technology and equipment that will provide resources and engage the community on vital social issues in Fremantle and the wider community of WA.
Towards access costs for a Christmas event to support those who are socially isolated in the Joondalup area coming together in celebration.
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Every year we give grants to Western Australian community organisations who provide services, support and inspiration to make this already great state, greater. If you think you’re one of those, click below to find out how to apply.