What is Fly for the Kids?

In March 2017, Associate Professor Andrew Kornberg from The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), will take off on a fundraising adventure like no other as he circumnavigates Australia - flying solo!

‘Fly for the Kids’ is an ambitious challenge which will raise significant funds to support innovative programs, fund breakthrough research studies and buy life-saving equipment for the hospital. Andrew's fundraising mission is inspired by the brave and courageous patients & families who are cared for by The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

This will be the first time since 1999 that a solo pilot has attempted to fly around the nation. Andrew's adventure will commence with his departure during the Australian International Air Show at Avalon Airport. It take him 25 days and he will visit RCH patients around Australia along the way. He will fly more than 16,000km, spend 4,624 minutes in the air and stop every three hours to refuel the plane. 

As the designated state-wide major trauma centre for paediatrics in Victoria, and the National Centre for cardiac and liver transplantation, thousands of children and families from around the nation rely on the RCH to help them through tough times every day. 

We look forward to your contribution to this unique, life-changing and historic event. The funds raised will be donated to the Good Friday Appeal to support sick kids at The Royal Children's Hospital.

Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal

The Good Friday Appeal raises funds for The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

Each year the Good Friday Appeal brings together people from all parts of the community to raise much needed funds for equipment, research and education.

Your support gives children the best chance for a healthy start in life by ensuring the hospital continues to offer world-class care.
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'I have seen firsthand the impact that philanthropy has on transforming children's lives. Through your support the RCH can continue to deliver great care.' Andrew Kornberg


Further information, updates and resources supporting Andrew's amazing journey can be found at flyforthekids.org.au.

Please help Prof Kornberg Fly for the Kids, your kids, our kids and all kids!


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