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25th May, 2010

Land Rover Australia has announced the sponsorship of the 2010 RFDS Outback Car Trek, an event which has seen over $16 million donated to the "Doctor" in the Trek's 20 years of operation.

Land Rover has donated the use of a new Discovery 4 2.7 TDV6 for the duration of the event, which, this June, will travel from Hay in south western NSW, to the home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Broken Hill, onwards to Maree and the Birdsville Track, to Birdsville, Windorah, Barcaldine, Ravenswood and Hamilton Island.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service saw the Land Rover as the perfect fit for this partnership, as the trek will be encountering all forms of terrain and require a vehicle that will withstand all the elements.

This makes the Discovery 2.7TDV6 the perfect partner for an Outback adventure.

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In 2010, the RFDS operates out of 21 bases across Australia, treats some 275,000 patients, or 750 each day, performs 100 aerial evacuations per day, lands the aircraft 200 times each day from its 53 aircraft, and attends 38 healthcare clinics each day.

In addition to the emergency retrieval service, inter-hospital transfers and air ambulance agreements with NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, the Royal Flying Doctor Service attends remote health clinics, a Rural Women's GP service, mental health programmes, 24 hour phone GP consultation and Australia's only flying dental service - across 80 per cent of the country.

..................and, this service is free to the user.

Chris Lidis, Operations Director, Land Rover Australia comments "We are very pleased to be associated with The Royal Flying Doctor Service which does such great work for the Australian rural community. The Discovery 4 is the perfect vehicle for the trek - nothing can match Discovery's outstanding breadth of capability, luxury and refinement".


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