ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

FOUR-IN-HAND SUPPORTS 2019 ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR OUTBACK TREK

 Paddington’s Four-in-Hand Hotel logo is about to take to the road on vehicles taking part in a 30th anniversary Outback Car Trek which raises funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

“As part of our sponsorship, cars being driven by three of our regular patrons Peter Cook, Howard Dredge and Larry Shutes will be promoting the Four-in-Hand on the 12-day trek through some of the country’s most rugged and challenging countryside,” announced John Azar, whose Good Beer Company owns and operates the 141-year-oldFour-in-Hand and two other prominent watering holes, Randwick’s Duke of Gloucester and the Keg & Brew at Surry Hills.

The trek starts at Renmark on June 2 and ends in Darwin on June 14, after travelling through the Barossa Valley, Flinders Ranges, Maree, Birdsville, Boulia, Mt Isa, Adels Grove, Hells Gate, Lorella Springs, Mataranka and Jabiru.  

“Importantly, the towns along the route benefit socially and financially from the several hundred participants, making it a very worthwhile event to support, ” says John Azar.

To date, the annual trek, which in recent years has attracted more than 100 vehicles, has raised more than $28 million for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, one of the world’s largest non-profit aeromedical organisations, which provides an extensive primary health care service to people covering an area of eight million square kilometres. The target of organisers this year is to hit the $30 million mark.

With 71 aircraft designed to land in some of the most remote areas and surfaces of the country, the Royal Flying Doctor Service operates one of Australia’s largest airline fleets behind the RAAF, Qantas and Virgin Australia.

“The Royal Flying Doctor Service relies heavily on public donations to keep flying and saving lives on a daily basis,” says John Azar. “My company strongly recommends as many people as possible provide financial support through www.flyingdoctor.org.au