The Avida RV Club has taken the Royal Flying Doctor Service on board as its chosen charity. All money raised by the club is donated to the RFDS to assist in the worthwhile effort of attending to the ill and infirm in those remote areas of the country where otherwise, medical assistance is very limited.
We chose the RFDS because of their affiliation with the countryside, as motorhomers have and appreciate. We wander into remote areas and heaven forbid, occasionally we may need to call on them, it’s nice to know they are there to assist if required.
Since 1928 the Service has grown into one of the most respected organisations in the world. Covering an area equivalent in size to Western Europe, it operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With the improved condition of roads and facilities in the outback, the Service is also becoming more involved with the ever increasing number of tourists visiting Australia's remote locations.
Today John Flynn's dream of a "Mantle of Safety" continues to be there for us all.
Visit The Flying Doctors Website for more information
Operation Plum Pudding
In 1956, just 5 years after forming, 36 members of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Broken Hill Women's Auxiliary embarked on operation plum pudding. Beginning in a members home, they made 75 puddings as a fund raiser for the RFDS.
In the last 60 years the Auxiliary have made over 90,000 puddings and look forward to many more years of Operation Puddings.
Broken Hill Women's Auxiliary are close to starting to cook all of their yummy Christmas puddings in support of the RFDS for 2017.
This year the delicious puddings are $25.00 each plus postage, they weigh 1kg, and serve approximately 8 people. They can be stored hung in a dry place or frozen until time to eat.
If you would like to purchase a pudding to support the Flying Doctor, please click here to download the order form. Once you have completed the order form please return to the RFDS by either:
- Post: Completed form and post to: RFDS Bruce Langfords Visitors' Centre (BLVC), PO BOX 463, BROKEN HILL, NSW 2280
- Phone: Call 08 8080 3714 and speak to Bruce Langfords Visitors' Centre staff to place your order using payment option credit card.
The puddings are made by the Auxiliary in the first two weeks of October then posted in the last two weeks of October. If you require a later delivery date please indicate this on your order form. Please note that credit card payments will be processed just before your order is picked and despatched.
For a true taste of delicious country cooking, order your pudding today!