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Bundaberg shoppers raise funds for RFDS

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Bundaberg dundraiser: Sugarland Woolworths team members helped raise $2,851.07 for the RFDS.

Bundaberg Region residents who shop at Stockland Woolworths have been thanked for their generosity after raising $2,851 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Bundaberg store came in as the fifth highest fundraiser in the state through the campaign, with more than $320,000 donated as a whole.

The four-week campaign worked by rounding up customer purchase amounts of $30 or more to the nearest dollar, or through separate donations.

Woolworths General Manager for Queensland Chris Peters said while the past year had been challenging, it was encouraging to see customers, team members and local communities rally behind an important cause like the RFDS.

“We want to thank everyone who supported our RFDS Round Up. This simple act of kindness makes a difference in ensuring communities across Queensland can access urgent care when they need it most,” he said.

RFDS (Queensland Section) Chief Executive Officer Meredith Staib said she wished to thank all Woolworths team members and customers for their incredible generosity.

“In Queensland, the Royal Flying Doctor Service provides, on average, 240 occasions of care each day. We rely on support from corporate partners, such as Woolworths, and Queensland communities, to help fund vital healthcare delivery right across the state,” she said.

“This donation provided by Woolworths customers will be critical to keeping the Flying Doctor in the air and in the communities that need us the most, and we are incredibly grateful for your support.”

The funds help the Royal Flying Doctor Service deliver aeromedical retrievals, as well as a broad range of essential primary and preventative healthcare services.

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