Rotary donations aid the community - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Recently the Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly Joint President Jo-Anne O’Connor and Community Services Director Tracey Wyatt visited the Royal Flying Doctor Service base at Brisbane Airport to formally hand over 10 specialised baby capsules.

Valued at $7000, the 10 baby capsules were donated as a direct result of the club’s community fundraising efforts and the assistance of a Rotary District Grant.

“These little baby capsules don’t look all that different to the ones you would buy for your car, except that these cost $700 each and get strapped into the plane stretcher, securing sick babies for their onward journey to medical help and treatment,” said Ms Wyatt.

Jo-Anne O’Connor said it was a privilege to see behind the scenes at the RFDS and understand the benefits of these donations to the families who access its services.

“Our Rotary theme this year is SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES, so it is a real pleasure to highlight where our donations go to change lives locally, nationally and internationally,” said Jo-Anne.

“Along with assistance from our fabulous community, this year we are proud to have donated $15,000 to Queensland Flood Relief, $3800 to Mental Health, $7000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, $4000 to Timor Leste Solar Light Project, $3800 to Days for Girls, and $1500 towards a Solomon Islands Jetty Project. Rotary in Action! “

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