A special announcement from East Timor Hearts Fund and Toll Remote Logistics
Toll Remote Logistics and East Timor Hearts Fund are delighted to announce an extension of their life-saving partnership.
Under the partnership, Toll will provide air travel to Australia for around 10 patients, and accompanying parents and health support workers/interpreters, over the next year.
Toll Remote Logistics’ General Manager Mark Delany said he was proud of Toll’s continued support of East Timor Hearts Fund.
“Toll is proud to give back to the local communities in which we live and work. Toll’s partnership with East Timor Hearts Fund has helped the organisation to save more than 30 lives since it began in 2010,” Mr Delany said.
“I’m proud to continue our support for an organisation that is making a real difference to the health and lives of our neighbours in Timor-Leste.”
East Timor Hearts Fund CEO Ken Dusting said the partnership was critical to the organisation’s work in providing life-saving heart surgery in Australia for young people from Timor-Leste.
“In 2010 when our charity was established Toll was the first corporation to back East Timor Hearts Fund. Without Toll’s early support, our organisation might not exist today,” Mr Dusting said.
“When we first started out, Toll had a significant presence in Timor-Leste, supporting the Australian Defence Force. In the early days, Toll would fly our patients to Australia using spare seats on their chartered planes.”
As the Australian troops de-mobilised from Timor and the company’s presence there wound down, Toll instead continued its support using commercial flights.
“We are profoundly grateful to Toll. With its support we have saved more than 30 young lives over the last six years, with many more to come,” Mr Dusting said.