Cummins Show builds wool show and Flying Doctor support

SUPPORTIVE: Raymond Whillas with Royal Flying Doctor Service Port Lincoln Auxiliary volunteers Jane Smith, David Smith and Belinda Jutzen during Badge Day on April 5.
SUPPORTIVE: Raymond Whillas with Royal Flying Doctor Service Port Lincoln Auxiliary volunteers Jane Smith, David Smith and Belinda Jutzen during Badge Day on April 5.

The Cummins A and H Society is building to make its wool show one of the biggest on the Eyre Peninsula to the benefit of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

At the Cummins Show in October the wool show received nearly 50 fleeces, one of its biggest wool shows, with the sale of the entries donated to the RFDS.

Overall the wool show raised $3787 for the RFDS.

Society president Raymond Whillas said Elders Cummins provided support by waiving the fees for the sale of the wool and Norton's Transport delivered the wool to Adelaide.

He said the show would continue to donate towards the RFDS and hoped to grow the wool show even more.

"It came about by listening to one of the farmers, they suggested it and from there it grew," he said.

"We'll hopefully get more (farmers) involved this year and hopefully make it one of the biggest wool shows on Eyre Peninsula."

Mr Whillas said the show was already taking entries for this year's show.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Port Lincoln Auxiliary volunteer Jane Smith said it was great to see this support from the Cummins Show.

"The Cummins community is very giving, so many people use it (the RFDS)," she said.

Mrs Smith, together with her husband David and daughter Belinda Jutzen, celebrated 20 years of taking part in the RFDS Badge Day fundraiser on Friday.

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