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Tuesday 3rd May 2016


I hope you have all enjoyed our longer than usual Summer as we begin to move into colder months. Last month in March we celebrated a milestone as we performed the highest number of flights in one month in the history of Little Wings, averaging over a flight a day! In March alone we performed 33 flights, helping 14 families, and transporting 75 passengers from all over NSW. We are glad to be able to help and welcome aboard the new families to the Little Wings service.

With an increase in flights comes an increased need for funding, and our focus these past few months has been on raising much needed funds to provide this vital service for regional families. We have been busy applying for a number of corporate grants and making arrangements to run and attend various events. This includes our Little Wings Golf Day which was held in April. The day was a great success and one which we look forward to holding again next year. We thank all of the sponsors and participants who supported the event.

As always, Cash Housie continues to make a significant contribution to the charity, and in particular we thank all of those children and families who attended our Kids Bingo sessions held during the school holidays at Soldiers Point, Penrith and Bathurst. We had a great attendance, and the kids had a lot of fun, which we look forward to doing again next school holidays.

Another special thanks goes to the Bankstown Sports Little Athletics team. We had the pleasure of meeting some of the children and parents from the Little Athletics team when they came to visit us at the Little Wings hangar last month to present us with a cheque donation from their trivia fundraising night. It was great to be able to show the team the Little Wings planes up close, and even better to have inspired a few of the kids to come back as volunteer pilots.

A trivia night is a fantastic example of a community fundraising event which you could hold to show your support of Little Wings. If you are interested in holding such an event amongst your friends and family or in your local community, let us know, we would be more than happy to help you out in any way we can!

Lastly, we have just returned from a weekend of fun at the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show. We met a lot of people over the two days of the show, including pilots, aviation enthusiasts, families and children. It was great to be able to share with everyone what Little Wings is all about and how we help seriously ill children throughout their treatment. For those that came to visit us, made a donation, purchased merchandise, or came by for a chat, we thank you for your support.

Regards, Richelle Koller, Managing Director


Upcoming Events

14th August - Team Little Wings at City2Surf. Whether you are a serious runner or a family looking for a fun day out why not consider joining the Little Wings City to Surf team raising funds and awareness for Little Wings. You will have an amazing feeling of accomplishment knowing that you have completed a 14km event, whilst making a difference to the lives of numerous families from regional NSW. An everydayhero page has been set up, click on the link below to find out more.

Running a fundraiser can be great fun, and there are many great ideas. Fun runs, car rallies, motorcycle days, mountain bike rides, holding a high tea for your girlfriends, a cricket match with your local club, or a gala dinner with your local town. Little Wings would love to work with you in 2016 to help and support your event and make it a success.

Our Newest Team Member - Matt

Matthew recently joined the Little Wings team and has been hard at work ever since, conducting over 30 flights already.

Matt commenced flying over 20 years ago, he has over 5000 hours of flying experience on a very wide variety of aircraft types including aerobatic, military, recreational, ultralights, sailplanes and paragliders. Matt was formally Chief Pilot and Chief Flying Instructor of a major flying school at Bankstown before coming to Little Wings. 

We'd like to welcome Matt to the Little Wings family and are sure that you will see him around our operation very soon (if you haven’t already).



Love Thy Neighbour

Little Wings are very excited to announce that our ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ submission in the 2016 Clubs and Community Awards has resulted in Bankstown Sports Club being announced as a finalist in the Health Category. We are proud to work with Bankstown Sports Club and very grateful for all of the support the Club has provided to Little Wings families.

If you would like to find out more about the Clubs & Community Awards please click the link below.

Golf Day Wrap Up

A very big thank you to everyone who joined us at our Charity Golf Day at Penrith Golf & Recreation Club earlier in the month. We could not have had this day without the support of our sponsors, prize donors and players. Over $5,300 was raised for Little Wings and we look forward to making it bigger next year.

We would like to share a few photos with you and have created an album on our website. Click on the link below to check them out.

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20% of every Entertainment Book membership sold contributes to Little Wings fundraising. If you purchase the Entertainment Book (available in both a hard copy and digital format) or know someone who does please help us achieve our goal and purchase through the Little Wings page below.

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