‘Return, earn’ helps fuel Little Wings

ST Mary’s Catholic Primary School has got on board the Little Wings Return And Earn campaign, ensuring proceeds of their bottle collections are pumped into the not-for-profit organisation to help fuel its planes.

Little Wings provides free, professional and safe flight and ground transport services for seriously ill children in NSW.
As Little Wings launched its Return And Earn ‘Fuel Our Planes’ campaign at the Georges Hall school on Friday, St Mary’s School Captain Grace said: “It’s all about kids helping kids.”
Supporting Little Wings fundraisers since its conception, the council has donated 40 Little Wings recycling bins to local schools and businesses since May 2022.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said the simple initiative encouraged the community to recycle, improve the environment and create positive social impact on families doing it tough.
“The council will be sourcing recycling bins for any local school that wants to support the ‘Fuel Our Planes’ campaign,” he said.
Little Wings CEO Clare Pearson said with a few simple actions, the community could have an amazing impact on families from regional NSW.
“Every 20 bottles returned equals one litre of fuel for our aircraft … so we hope people will get on board and help keep us in the air,” she said.
“Since the fundraiser commenced in 2022, we have 22 schools and 20 organisations together recycling over 180,000 units in helping fund 12 missions in 20 months.”
St Mary’s Catholic Principal Monica Palmer also shared her enthusiasm.
“We are excited to support a great charity like Little Wings and we know the community will get behind this worthy cause.”
To nominate your school, business, or sporting club to be part of this campaign, email