Royal Flying Doctor Service To Take Off With Manly Thanks To Lottoland

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The Lottoland logo has sat proudly on the back of the Manly Sea Eagles jersey for each of the team’s games of the 2017 NRL season, but that won’t be the case when the Top 8 side heads to New Zealand in August.

Lottoland has organised for its prime back-of-jersey spot to be replaced by the logo of The Royal Flying Doctor Service for Manly’s penultimate regular season game against the NZ Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday 27 August.

The donation will give The Royal Flying Doctor Service an opportunity to build upon its brand awareness in front of the home crowd and large television audience in Australia and New Zealand

This latest gesture continues Lottoland’s commitment to The Royal Flying Doctor Service and follows the Darwin-based betting company’s pledge to donate $25,000 to them, as well as an additional $25 for each entrant in September’s iconic Lottoland Mitchell Street Million Dollar Mile running race around the Darwin CBD.

Founded in 1928 by the Reverend John Flynn the Royal Flying Doctor Service is today one of the biggest aeromedical organisations in the world, and has become a vital service for those living, working and travelling in rural and remote Australia. The charity provides extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service over a vast area, covering some 7.3 million square kilometres.

RFDS General Manager Northern Territory Michael Toomey says the RFDS is proud to be the Charity Partner of this wonderful community event for the third year.

“We appreciate the generous donation from Major Sponsor Lottoland, which will directly benefit our capital-raising program for the replacement of our ‘flying intensive care units’ – at a cost of more than $7 million each,” Mr Toomey said.