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Painting raises funds for Flying Doctor Service

Painting raises funds for Flying Doctor Service
Robyn, Muriel and Stuart get ready to draw the lucky postcard at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Bundaberg. Picture courtesy of Trish Mears.

Patrons at a recent art exhibition in Gin Gin have helped raise over $700 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) (Queensland Section) by buying a postcard of a painting.

Leading Moore Park Beach artist Muriel Patterson ran a postcard print competition as part of her “Colours of Australia” Exhibition at Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery.

“I was overwhelmed with the response to the competition to win one of my paintings, depicting a RFDS plane landing at dusk on an outback unlit runway,” Muriel said.

“My goal was to raise enough money to help light a runway where Royal Flying Doctor Service planes fly.

“By buying a postcard of the painting for $5 everyone went in the draw to win the painting and we ended up raising over $700”.

The prize draw was conducted at Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Bundaberg headquarters by Robyn Langton, RFDS Senior Flight Nurse, on Wednesday morning.

Winner of the original painting “The Landing” was Jenni Vanderheld of the Gold Coast.

RFDS (Queensland Section) Manager for Community Engagement Stuart Bonnett said the funds will go towards making Muriel’s vision possible.

“We very much value the efforts of Muriel in raising funds for the RFDS (Queensland Section) to help deliver on our promise of ‘The furthest corner, The finest care',” Stuart said.

“It’s only through efforts like these that we are able to continue to provide vital healthcare services right across Queensland and we thank Muriel for her ongoing support.”



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