Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Having a ball for the RFDS
The Royal Flying Doctor Service has a fleet of 63 aircraft operating from 21 bases located across the nation and provides medical assistance to over 290,000 people every year – that's one every two minutes.
The RFDS delivers extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service throughout Australia. It is a not-for-profit organisation. It relies heavily on fundraising and donations from the community to purchase and medically equip its aircraft.'
RFDS Chief Executive Officer, Graham Marshall: "We are very excited that these wonderful Australian artists are performing at Altitude in what is a very special year for us – the RFDS celebrating 80 years of service in WA. The number of people needing our services are today at record levels and growing every single year ... and we want to ensure that we're still here responding to the needs of the people of WA for another 80 years at least. To achieve this we need your help. Supporting our fundraising ball will help with costs involved in replacing, maintaining, and fitting out the organisation's aircraft - and in purchasing the essential medical equipment required to save lives. Without your contribution we couldn't achieve the successful life-saving outcomes for our patients that we do."
Dami Im (Photograph courtesy of D Im)
The annual gala held at Crown Perth will feature a three course fine dining meal accompanied by top quality wines, world class service and a charity auction. Local performers will be joining the headliners to entertain the fortunate attendees. The experience of last year's success can be seen on YouTube.
Tickets to Altitude cost $300 and are available from the website here.