Friends of the Flying Doctor Dinner 2016

Over £110,000 raised at the
Friends of the Flying Doctor Dinner 2016

Everyone who has lived in or visited Australia appreciates the vast distances and logistical challenges the RFDS faces every day of every year.
We know the RFDS’s work is vital for people, young and old, who live in the outback, on stations and in remote Aboriginal communities. From the other side of the earth,
we want to help this important work to continue – and we can!

Friends of the Flying Doctor Dinner 2016


Thursday 20 October 2016
Reception drinks at 7pm Dinner from 8pm

Dancing till Late

Dress code: Black Tie

The Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Cadogan Place,
Knightsbridge London SW1X 9PY

Rhonda Burchmore will entertain guest at the
Friends of the Flying Doctor Dinner.


Friends of the Flying Doctor Dinner 2016 – Live Auction

MasterChef Indian Masterclass

and lunch for 8 guests

Experience a personalised Indian cooking masterclass with MasterChef finalist Saira Hamilton in your own home. Get hands-on to learn the secrets of spicing and cooking authentic Indian dishes in an exclusive masterclass with Saira.

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Donated by : Saira Hamilton

Zulu Waters Game Reserve

3 nights/ 4 days

Stay at Zulu Waters 7,000 acres Game Reserve estate, South Africa for 3 couples (or a family of 6) in Shaka Lodge. Includes luxury accommodation, services of a private chef, all meals and snacks, a complimentary champagne reception.

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Donated by : Ian Gowrie-Smith, Zulu Waters

RFDS flying experience for 2

Broken Hill

Includes transfers from Sydney to Broken Hill and overnight accommodation and meals in Broken Hill. You will have a behind the scenes look at Broken Hill as a working base and a flight in an RFDS aircraft to learn first-hand about the RFDS’ primary health care work.

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Donated by : RFDS

Bespoke tailored Merino wool suit

made by Anderson and Sheppard

A bespoke tailored three- piece suit made from a fine Merino wool cloth offering perfect fit, comfort and drape from Anderson and Sheppard bespoke tailors of Savile Row since 1906 and holders of the Royal Warrant for HRH Prince of Wales.

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Donated by : Anderson and Sheppard in collaboration with The Woolmark Company

Cruise around the Isle of Wight

in a luxury Motor Yacht for 6 people

A day out cruising off the Isle of Wight in ‘The Solent’, a 61ft Sunseeker Motor Yacht. Departing from and returning to Lymington in Hampshire, the day includes the vessel, crew, fuel, moorings, champagne reception, breakfast, snacks and drinks during the day

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Donated by : Captain John Inch and Solent Marine Events

Warwick Fuller framed painting

Shark Bay Headland, Sydney Harbour

Warwick Fuller is one of Australia’s foremost living landscape painters, and he was the official artist accompanying HRH The Prince of Wales on his Diamond Jubilee tour of Australia in 2012. Warwick has held numerous solo exhibitions including seven with Panter and Hall in London’s West End.

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Donated by : Panter and Hall

Southern Ocean Lodge

Kangaroo Island for 3 days/2 Nights

2 nights/ 3 days stay at Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island for 2 people in a luxurious Flinders Suite. Includes luxury accommodation, all dining, feel-at-home bar with premium beverages, in-suite bar, signature experiences and island airport transfers

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Donated by : Baillee Lodges

2 Virgin Australia Business Class Flights plus 4 night stay

at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney

2 Business Class return tickets flying  London to Sydney, plus 4 nights in an Executive Grand Harbour View Room with breakfast for two in Café Mix at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney

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Donated by : Virgin Australia and Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

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