The Bankstown Sports Group has been a proud supporter of the Little Wings charity for 9 years.
From humble beginnings in a small, single plane hangar at Bankstown Aerodrome, it’s been wonderful to see the organisation transform and expand its operations across multiple cities, with a 110 per cent increase in demand for its services.
Last month, members of our executive team we were invited to attend the official launch of their second base in Newcastle.
This new home for Little Wings means the organisation can support more seriously ill children in regional and remote NSW who require treatment at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, leaving the Sydney-based pilots and ground transport crew to focus on patients at Westmead Children’s Hospital.
With 25 volunteers now based in the Newcastle/Cessnock area helping to keep Little Wings in the air and on the road, CEO Clare Pearson says the new base will allow for an additional 300 missions annually.
“Little Wings has been operating in the Hunter region for over 6 years but this move into the region, establishing our second base, will allow us to function more efficiently and to reach more families in need.
“Over the past 2 years we have seen service demand more than double, and we want to ensure that we are here to help close the gap on healthcare for regional families”.
Congratulations to Little Wings and everyone involved in this wonderful charity.