Residents at RFBI Armidale Masonic Village pig out for farmers

Alana Parker 22 Aug 2018

RFBI Armidale Masonic Village resident, Owen, hosted a pancake morning tea and raised $153 for Rural Aid

As a rural and regional aged care provider, many of our residents and families know first-hand the difficulties farmers are facing right now and across RFBI residents and staff are rallying together to do what they can to help.

In a fun and tasty morning tea, residents and staff of RFBI Armidale Masonic Village, pigged out to support farmers in their community.
Organised by RFBI Armidale Masonic Village resident, Owen and his wife, Janice, the morning tea was a huge success raising $153 for their local farmers.

“We’ve done things like this before” said Owen, “having been involved with a breakfast club program at a local school. We saw this as an opportunity to raise money for such a good cause.”

“There is a limit on what you are able to do when you come into care, but the pancake morning tea made us feel as though we are still able to contribute to our community.”

“Janice helped me plan and was able to come in and help me cook the pancakes and serve them. We’re planning to do another one in the near future.”


At a special ceremony at RFBI Dubbo Masonic Village, David Adams, RFBI Chairman today also presented Tracy Alder, Co-Founder of Rural Aid Australia with a cheque for $100,000.

“RFBI has been helping people in need for 138 years and I hope our donation will take a bit of the load off farmers in our communities and remind them of the support they have around them.” said David Adams, RFBI Chairman.

Attending the ceremony were residents, families and staff of RFBI Dubbo Masonic Village.