ABC South East NSW reports:
🛩 GANNON FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR ANGEL FIGHTS 🛩
Following the ABC's story about Bega's Gannon family and their son Chayse's struggle with leukaemia, Angel Flight has confirmed the Gannon Family is eligible to use the service.
It comes after Graycen Gannon was told by her social worker in Sydney the family was ineligible to use service.
Angel Flight says there are no financial barriers to any one requiring its services and people wanting to do so should contact their GP or local health service.
As of today, Angel Flight has made 47,662 flights across Australia helping regional and rural people reach necessary specialist medical treatment at no cost to any passenger. Angel Flight Australia is a charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs. Angel Flight is funded by private donation.
They rely entirely on donations from individuals, clubs and service clubs, large and small companies, and bequests. They have a policy that we never follow up donors asking for more support and do not employ fund raising companies or pay for any advertising relying heavily on their volunteers to coordinate fundraising activity.
What does your donation pay for?
100% of money donated to Angel Flight goes directly into their operating costs. Donations are used to pay for; fuel,discounted commercial flights when poor weather prevents light aircraft from flying, and the Angel Flight office that runs on a very small infrastructure, with six full time coordinators who are assisted by volunteers.
All donations are gratefully accepted.
AUDIO: Angel Flight volunteer pilot Owen Crees speaks with ABC South East chief of staff Lisa Markham, October 22nd, 2019
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Above: Angel Flight volunteer pilot Owen Crees with Angel Flight CEO Marjorie Pagani (supplied by Angel Flight Australia)