NSWState RecipientLocal Hero2015
With a career in the corporate world and a successful business under his belt, Kevin Robinson wanted to give back. In 2011, Kevin established Little Wings, a free, safe flight service that transports seriously ill children living in rural and regional New South Wales to specialist oncology facilities in Sydney. Armed with a pilot’s licence and a hired aircraft, Kevin completed his first flight in September 2012. Since then, he has built a charity that is delivering 250 flights with 600 passengers a year. Using his business savvy and his own funds, Kevin has attracted grants, corporate partners and a team of qualified pilots to volunteer their time to fly donated aircraft. By returning children home safely and quickly after treatment, Little Wings enhances quality of life, recovery and family cohesiveness for sick children. Kevin’s goal is to build a scalable model for a truly national service and to make a real difference to Australian families at the time of their greatest need.