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APS Sponsors the 2010 Royal Flying Doctor Service Outback Trek!

APS are proud to have supported the annual RFDS OutbackTrek to help raise funds for the important Australian service.

APS sponsored one of the two 1970 Holdens entered in the trekthroughPKF Sydney who have been avidsupporters ofthe service for many years. Car 9/9 was driven bypartners John Afford (Tax) and Jonathan Karlovsky (Enterprise Advisers). The trip started out with the failure of the freshly rebuilt engine, but was salvaged by some helpful locals who located replacement parts in various people's back yards.

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Picture: 2010 RFDS Outback Trekkers

The week-long trek embarked from Hay, located in the Western Riverina region of southwestern New South Wales, on Sunday June 6th and concluded on Hamilton Island, the location of the very first Outback Trek in 1990.

Upon reaching the destination on Hamilton Island, the RFDScelebratedtheir 21st birthday in grand style under the balmyand tropical Whitsundays skies, and announced the donation totals for the 2010 Trek.

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Picture: The Outback Trek in full swing

The trek which coveredthree states, is vital for theRFDS to raise much needed funds. Since itspioneer trip in 1990, the trekhas raised more than$15 million, which has been put towards the purchase of replacement aircraft and vital medical supplies.

The Outback Trek now raises well over $1 million each year andhas become the most important event in the Flying Doctor's annual fund raising calendar.

Thanks to the support of companies like PKFSydney who enter thetrek to help raise funds,and APS who were willing tosponsor the event,the RFDS can continue to run these events and benefit the community through fund raising.

For more information please contact Renne Daw on (02) 9965 1340 or renned@aps-advance.com