Non for profit organisation Little Wings provides sick children across Regional NSW with free flights and ongoing transportation to medical appointments, and is here to help those in need in the local community.
Since 2012, Little Wings has flown over 6,500 children and their families to their treatments in Sydney hospitals and has worked to ensure that during treatment, these children have been able to come home to visit their family and friends without worrying about a lengthy and exhausting car trip.
Daily flights are launched from Bankstown Aerodrome, with the solo mission of helping regional families in care of seriously ill children.
Kelvin Putra from Hillston is a regular flyer with Little Wings, flying to Randwick Children's Hospital for his hearing impairment and renal failure.
His mother, Wayan Narijani, said that Little Wings had been a 'lifesaving' service.
"Little Wings gives a moment to focus on my son once we are in their skies and with their assistance I can really focus all of my energy on Kelvin," Mrs Narijani said.
"I don't have to worry about organising long costly trips just so my son can receive medical care.
It's an amazing service and the volunteers are all so helpful."
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Clare Pearson, Little Wings Chief Executive said she was 'proud' to be involved with the organisation.
"We at Little Wings are so proud to be part of the journey for these families," Mrs Pearson said.
"Knowing that we have positively impacted Kelvin and his family is a trump for us."
Whilst Clubs NSW have been generous supporters funding missions, Little Wings does rely heavily on community support and receives no government funding.
If you would like to make a donation to regional families in need you can donate here.
"We are so grateful to Little Wings, and all the volunteers that make this service possible, they really do make this challenging time more bearable," Mrs Narijani said.
More information about Little Wings and the services they provide can be found at https://www.littlewings.org.au/
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