Flying doc sundowner

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Renee Salmon and Jess Marshall.
Camera IconRenee Salmon and Jess Marshall. Credit: Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Albany man Don Perfrement is organising a big Christmas sundowner for the Albany community this year to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

This is not Mr Perfrement’s first effort to raise money for the medical service.

In 2015, the Haz Beanz cafe owner competed in the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, billed as the toughest mountain bike race on earth.

He survived the challenge and managed to raise more than $5000 through the event.

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Since then, he has learnt more about the Albany community’s appreciation of the RFDS and regularly raised funds for it.

“It’s important for us — the people who live in rural and regional WA — to do this because there are a lot of city folks who don’t quite realise how much people rely on this service,” he said.

“You can ask anyone in Albany if they know someone or have used the RFDS — I’m sure the answer will be ‘yes’.”

Tickets for the December 8 sundowner are being sold at Haz Beanz for $100 per person, with drinks and nibbles included.

There are only 300 tickets for sale and they come with the chance to win $10,000 in cash prizes, including a first prize of $5000.

The remaining $20,000 in ticket sales will go directly to the RFDS.

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