Committee ready to launch MATS project

The Maryborough Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bankʼs senior branch manager Peta Dodson and MATS steering committee treasurer Ken Calder with the fundraising thermometer which is being displayed at the bank in Tuaggra Street.

The Maryborough Aeromedical Transfer Station (MATS) project’s official launch is just around the corner and community support is flooding in.

With a major fundraiser, the Flight Night Gala, for the MATS project taking place next Friday, November 8 at the Maryborough Highland Society, the project’s steering committee has said the facility is expected to be built in the next year thanks to over $55,000 already being donated according to the fundraising thermometer displayed in the window of the Bendigo Bank branch in Maryborough.

The transfer station, to be built at the Maryborough Aerodrome, will provide an environment where local patients will be treated and transferred from a road ambulance to an emergency aircraft to specialist hospitals.

The funds are expected to receive a huge boost at the gala night, with the evening raising funds through the cover charge of $45.00 per head (which includes a meal and entertainment) and proceeds from a silent auction to be conducted and also from the several major donations announced and presented.

On the night, a MATS launch brochure will be unveiled and thereafter will be available from outlets such as Bendigo Bank branches, information centres and businesses.

For more on this story see Page 10 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 1

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