Little Wings provides a vital air and ground transport service to ensure seriously ill and injured children located in regional areas can access appropriate emergency medical care when they need it most.
The not-for-profit group relies heavily on community support to ensure their service remains free, making their recent funding boost from Greater Bank’s #GreaterCentralWest Community Funding Program critically important.
Little Wings received $2,000 for taking out the public vote in the program’s June round, with $500 going to each of the runners-up, Daffodil Cottage Bathurst and Can Assist Dubbo.
Little Wings CEO, Clare Pearson, said the service operates state-wide.
“Little Wings provides free medical flights for seriously ill children in regional areas of NSW to receive life-saving medical treatment in city-based hospitals,” Clare said.
“That means families with seriously ill children from throughout the Central West can access the life-saving treatment their child needs when they need it through Little Wings.
“We also provide free flights so specialist doctors who deliver specialist health clinics in regional and remote parts of the state.
“In addition, we aim to help families by easing the financial burden that invariably comes with having a seriously ill child.
“This funding from Greater Bank’s Community Funding Program is most welcome and will help us pay for flights for kids needing critical treatment in Sydney or Newcastle.”
Clare Pearson, Little Wings CEO
Greater Bank’s Central West Regional Sales Manager, Will Boyd, said kids deserve access to top quality medical care no matter where they live.
“It’s just not possible to have all the necessary medical services available in all regions of a state the size of New South Wales,” Will said.
“That makes services like Little Wings essential to making sure kids from remote areas can access the medical care they need, when they need it.”
Voting in the July round of the #GreaterCentralWest Community Funding Program is open from 9.00am Monday July 4 until 5.00pm Wednesday July 27 2022, at greater.com.au/greatercentralwest.
Our nominees - Canowindra Pre-School Kindergarten Inc, Country Hope Central West and Towri Multifunctional Aboriginal Children's Service Centre – will share in $3,000 in monthly funding.