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Plans for Kimba RFDS Volunteer Support Group

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is looking to set up a new volunteer support group in Kimba.

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Despite crews landing in the town once a week and with 24 support groups already established in South Australia and the Northern Territory, there is no support group in the Upper Eyre Peninsula region.

The RFDS is holding two public meetings about starting the group, held at the Kimba council chambers on the 24th of November at 11am and 7pm.

Volunteer Fundraising Specialist with the RFDS, Lindy Allchurch, says the support groups are vitally important to the service.

"The Flying Doctors is a not for profit and is only partly funded by the State and Federal Government, so we rely on fundraising and donations to bridge that gap in our operational funding and also to finance our capital raising program like replacing our aircraft and our medical equipment, so they're really very important to the Flying Doctors," she said. 

"Without them doing the work that they do, we wouldn't be able to do the work that we do which is helping the locals from Kimba and everywhere else when they need us the most."

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