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MORE than 2000
people attended the
sixth Angove Family
Day in Renmark on
Winemakers cellar door
retail sales manager
Loraine Eastwood said
the day was a “large
“For our sixth market
day, the event went very
well,” she said.
“We had 67 stalls in
the end, from jewellery
to candles, clothing,
wooden works and food
there was something
The kids and parents
enjoyed the free chil-
Ms Eastwood said the
market day was already
pencilled in for 2018.
She thanked the com-
munity and stallholders
for their ongoing sup-
Sarah Nunn-Gourmet, from Almond Breads by Sarah,
with Ed and Judy Cottam, from Ed and Judy’s Bush
Cooking, all of Winkie, at the sixth Angove Family
Winemaker’s Market Day in Renmark on Sunday.
PHOTO: Bree Bitomsky
Another successful Angove’s market
A RIVERLAND man says he owes
his life to the Royal Flying Doctor
Service (RFDS) after a medical
episode meant he needed urgent
attention in Adelaide.
Loxton’s Ron Gray learnt the
importance of the RFDS when
he suddenly suffered a stroke one
night and fell out of bed.
His wife was woken by the noise
and quickly checked on her hus-
band. After calling her son, the
pair could see the serious nature of
Mr Gray’s condition when he was
unable to move the left side of his
An ambulance was called, and
on arrival at the Riverland General
Hospital, Mr Gray was examined
by medical staff.
“Our fears were confirmed then.
I had suffered a stroke,” he said.
It was determined he need-
ed urgent specialist treatment in
Adelaide. The RFDS was alerted,
and an aircraft soon left Renmark
Airport with a RFDS flight nurse
who provided Mr Gray with crucial
care in the air during the 30-minute
After receiving the necessary
emergency treatment to get back
on track, Mr Gray underwent a
comprehensive specialist assess-
ment at the Royal Adelaide
Hospital. He then began a pro-
gram of rehabilitation designed to
improve function in his left arm
and left leg.
Today, Mr Gray is again active
in his workplace and is able to
enjoy his favourite pastimes of
cooking and waterskiing.
“The care I received from the
RFDS was absolutely fantastic,”
said Mr Gray.
“The service is so crucial – we
just can’t live without it.”
According to the RFDS, an air-
craft lands in the Riverland at least
once a day to provide urgent aero-
medical care to someone seriously
sick or injured.
RFDS general manager mar-
keting Charlie Paterson said the
RFDS often provides life-saving
service to the Riverland.
“More than 700 residents of
and visitors to – the Riverland
(per year) are airlifted by RFDS
to a major Adelaide hospital for
critical treatment or life-saving
surgery,” he said.
“RFDS aircraft and crew land in
Renmark once a day on average,
and around twice a week on aver-
age to Waikerie and Loxton.”
He said the service needs com-
munity support so it can continue
to save lives.
“That’s why we are calling on the
community to support the RFDS
by making a donation to the RFDS
May Appeal – to ensure we can con-
tinue to keep our crews in the air
for the people of the Riverland and
beyond,” said Mr Paterson.
“Donations in May can be
received in various ways; in the
collection tins of our hard-work-
ing volunteers on their local RFDS
Badge Day, returning the distinct
red envelope arriving in letterbox-
es or by telephone and online.
“The community’s generosity
will make a real difference to the
tens of thousands of families who
rely on the RFDS each year.”
RFDS Badge Days will take
place in Berri, Barmera, Loxton,
Waikerie and Renmark.
sant/donate to make a donation
Ron Gray, of Loxton, says the Royal Flying Doctor Service saved his life after he suffered a stroke and required
immediate medical attention in Adelaide.
Ron testimony to
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