The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) is calling upon the local Mount Isa community to support a five week Woolworths fundraising campaign, to help the Flying Doctor continue assisting local families.
The campaign runs from Monday, September 19 to Saturday, October 15.
One Mount Isa family, school teacher Lucy Jones and husband, Woolworths apprentice butcher Rick Jones, needed the help of the Flying Doctor when their son Silas was born prematurely at 29 weeks, on July 6, 2015.
Baby Silas was born 11 weeks early 1,822km from home. With specialised paediatric equipment and oxygen to keep his breathing strong, Silas made the long flight home with his mum and the Flying Doctor team by his side.
Lucy said she was forever grateful for the help of the Flying Doctor.
“We’re so grateful to the Flying Doctor team for getting our son home safely,” Lucy said.
Woolworths are encouraging customers to buy a $2 wall token in support of the Flying Doctor during the campaign.