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RFBI digs deep for farmers in need

Alana Parker 22 Aug 2018

Today, RFBI presented  Rural Aid Australia with a cheque for $100,000 to support Aussie farmers.

RFBI has been helping people in need for 138 years and David Adams, RFBI Chairman was delighted to be able to support our famers in need with this donation of $100,000.

“As a rural and regional aged care provider we understand the challenges farmers face.” stated David Adams, RFBI Chairman

“Many of our residents have lived on the land and know first-hand the difficulties farmers are experiencing and across our organisation they are looking for ways in which they can help.”

Across the 21 communities RFBI operate, residents and staff are coming together to support struggling farmers. At RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village, residents and staff are collecting donations of tinned food, and on 4 September are holding a ‘Buy a Bale Barn Dance’ to raise money for farmers in their area. At RFBI Armidale Masonic Village a resident and his wife held a ‘gold coin’ pancake morning tea, raising $103 for Rural Aid’s ‘Buy a Bale’.

“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.

Rural Aid Australia was founded in 2015 to provide support to families in rural communities. Since launching their ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign, they have raised over $4.5 million and have supported thousands of farming families across NSW and QLD.

“We are so grateful to RFBI and all of their residents and staff who have raised money, and collected food donations to support Aussie farmers.” said Tracy Alder, Co-Founder of Rural Aid Australia.

 Photo: David Adams, RFBI Chairman and Tracy Alder, Co-Founder of Rural Aid Australia