Representatives from Angel Flight received a cheque from the Ghostriders at their most recent home game. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press

Ghostriders generously donate to Angel Flight

The Riders gave back to the community with a bighearted donation to Angel Flight

The Fernie Ghostriders presented Angel Flight with a generous $1,000 cheque at their home game this past Saturday.

Angel Flight is a volunteer run charitable organization that offers free air transportation to citizens of the East Kootenay, enabling them to attend medical appointments in Kelowna. The charity was founded in April 2019 by Brent Bidston, a retired airline captain.

“We began Angel Flight when our residents could no longer go to Alberta for routine higher level care, because they were faced with a very long and expensive journey. We felt we could help, and we have,” said Bidston, when asked about the reasons behind beginning this organization.

Upon receiving this donation, Bidston and the team at Angel Flight were tremendously grateful.

“We are very pleased, as it helps with funding and it helps get the word out to more people,” said Bidston.

The money received from the Riders will go towards more flights to Kelowna, in order to help as many patients as possible.

“Our decision was easy. The service is extremely important to the residents of the Elk Valley and East Kootenay, as it will help so many people with the urgent care they require at a much larger hospital,” said Barb Anderson, president of the Ghostriders. “For our club to donate the money was a means of us giving back to the community, as the community is so supportive to us which we are greatly appreciative of.”

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