Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Woolgrowers dress Prince William and help keep the Flying Doctor flying

The gesture to dress Prince William with wool donated by over 200 Australian woolgrowers is to benefit a unique Australian charity: the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Cloth at Taylor & Lodge

As one of Prince William’s nominated charities, the Flying Doctor will be the beneficiary from the private sale of the surplus Australian Merino wool suit lengths. The cloth was made from fibres sent in from woolgrowing properties, representing every Australian state and landscape.

Last month it was announced that Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton had nominated the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) as one of only three non-United Kingdom charities to benefit from a gift fund established for the upcoming Royal Wedding.

The fund has been established to enable people around the globe wanting to extend their best wishes to the couple to do so through a charitable donation in lieu of a wedding gift at http://www.royalweddingcharityfund.org/.

Australian Wool Innovation CEO Stuart McCullough added “The project to dress Prince William in the lead-up to his wedding was initiated by woolgrowers as a gesture of thanks to his father, HRH The Prince of Wales as his global Campaign continues to raise the awareness of wool as a natural and renewable fibre.”

Mr McCullough added a small sample of the final cloth will be sent to every Australian woolgrower who contributed to the bale as a fitting way to commemorate the occasion of Royal wedding.

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