Ulysses branch donates $1000 to Royal Flying Doctor Service

It only took a few sausage sizzles for a Ulysses branch to raise $1000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Northern Beaches Branch of the club visited Dubbo on Saturday to hand over the cheque and tour the facilities.

The club decided to split their fundraising money from the few sausage sizzles they hold a year between the RFDS and arthritis research, president Alan Bateman said.

“The last time we did it we thought ‘why don’t we go and look at the base in Dubbo?’” Mr Bateman said.

“It was fantastic. There was a plane they showed us and one of the nurses was there.”

It was definitely a worthy cause, Mr Bateman said, and one the Ulysses branch would continue to support.

Donations to the RFDS help purchase vital equipment such as foetal heart monitors, ventilators and defibrillators. It also assists the organisation to run essential health services like preventative health programs in rural communities.

Mr Bateman said club members often rode in the bush and he wanted to support the RFDS’ work.