Thrifty support Flying Doctor on the road

Thrifty support Flying Doctor on the road

November 2019

Thanks to a new community partnership by Thrifty Car & Truck Rental, essential health care services delivered by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Western Australia have been given help on the ground – in the form of a brand-new 4WD. The multipurpose vehicle – a Mitsubishi Triton GLS 4WD Dual Cab, with canopy – is fitted out with modern TJM accessories and features official RFDS branding, just like its aircraft. Our partnership also gives the RFDS access to free vehicle rental across WA for its clinicians when driving to reach their patients. Pictured is Thrifty WA’s Keith Bedell handing over the new Triton keys to Craig Spencer from the RFDS at the charity’s Jandakot air base. Craig said Thrifty’s support would help the RFDS in delivering an important ‘mantle of safety’ across more than 2.5 million square kilometres of the State. “Our clinicians travel by road and air to remote and isolated communities to offer free health checks, treatment and essential dental services. In 2018/19, we helped 15,822 patients via our mobile primary health care clinics. We will now have access to Thrifty vehicles to help with this important work, which we are grateful for.” Keith, the Owner and Managing Director of Thrifty WA, has a personal passion for flying. He said the new partnership with RFDS was a natural fit for Thrifty, given our strong connection with the people, businesses and communities of regional WA. “We are pleased to join forces with the RFDS and lend our support to their teams travelling by road, adding to the amazing work they do up in the air,” says Keith.