THEY’VE flown 39 times to Tamworth and transported 117 locals to and from Westmead Children’s Hospital and now Little Wings is ready to hand over the baton it earned last year at the Westpac Community Leaders Awards.
Kevin Robinson, the founder of the not-for-profit organisation, was a recipient in the inaugural awards ceremony last year.
Since 2011 the service has provided a free regional flight service to and from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead for kids undergoing treatment for cancer-related illnesses.
The aim is to lessen travel fatigue, the financial burden, emotional strain and the length of time children spend away from their families.
Nominations are open to find the second recipients of the Westpac Community Leaders Award.
Award recipients receive $5000 for their organisation, $5000 worth of Davidson Institute training and enrolment in a social impact training course from Net Balance worth $1595, as well as a thought leadership course prepared specifically for the community leaders awards in conjunction with the Australian Graduate School of Management.
The individual will also receive a $500 MasterCard gift card.
Finalists will be announced in October.
For more information about the 2014 Westpac Community Leaders Awards or to nominate a leader from your community, visit www.westpac.com.au/CLA2014