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Nathanael Lewis with his broken arm/elbow (X-ray above).
Russell Ousley (RFDS) presenting Mt Isa Account Manager Gary Lewis with Bradken’s Certificate.
In 2009–2010, the service
evacuated 1,120 patients out
of Mount Isa and 10,666 from
Queensland. Nationally, there
were more than 38,500
patients airlifted by the
service. All up, the service
flew 25,592,455km during
the period.
Bradken and 17 other
suppliers contributed a
combined $20,500 to the
cause, with the employees,
contractors and the mine
raising $10,000 and another
$5,000 expected to be raised
from the sale of the polo shirts.
A dinner was held in Cairns on
1 March for the presentation to
the RFDS and as a thank you
to all those that contributed.
Mt Isa Account Manager, Gary
Lewis was presented with a
certificate on behalf of Bradken;
and a shirt signed by all suppliers
was auctioned for $900.
A short presentation on the
role of the RFDS was also
given on the night.
To celebrate three years LTI
free, the MMG-Century Mobile
Maintenance team, which is
serviced by our Mt Isa,
Australia facility created a
commemorative polo shirt to
acknowledge their achievement.
The team combined their
efforts with the Century 2010
GM Charity fundraising event,
for which the General Manager
nominated the Royal Flying
Doctor Service (RFDS)
as the recipient.
As part of the fundraiser,
MMG put out a call to all
their suppliers to make a
donation towards the RFDS
Queensland Division, which
would then have their company
logo put on the shirts. These
were then sold to raise even
more money.
The RFDS is an invaluable
service in regional Queensland,
Australia. Without it, many
people from remote areas
would not make it to hospital
in time for treatment.