The Men’s Health Education Rural Van (MHERV) is on the move

Sonia Lim 11 Feb 2022
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RFBI is a proud supporter of the Men’s Health Education Rural Van (MHERV) program by providing funds for a registered nurse to travel with the van.

MHERV is a mobile, private health clinic that has a fully qualified male, Registered Nurse (RN), with mental health experience who travels across NSW to provide free health screenings, as an early intervention solution for men’s health

Over the last 10 years, RFBI has provided over $13 million to assist individuals and families in times of need, provide medical equipment to support Lodge communities, funding for important research and funding to support health programs such as the Men’s Health Education Rural Van (MHERV).

To launch its journey across NSW and the ACT to provide free health checks to males across the two states we held a special vintage themed morning tea at our RFBI Berry Masonic Village on 8 February and at our RFBI Basin View Masonic Village on 9 February.

At Berry, the van was welcomed to the village by a special motorcade led by our community partners, the Berry District NSW Rural Fire Service and Land’s Edge Foundation, and we were fortunate to have Mayor Amanda Findley of Shoalhaven City Council onsite as a guest speaker.

We were also honoured to have been given a $20,000 donation from Lodge Harmony towards this vital service.

At our Basin View village, we were fortunate to have Deputy Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council, Liza Butler, attend. Guests received a free health check from the MHERV registered nurse, Bill, who also shared with everyone insight into the importance of the program.

We enjoyed yummy scones and a cuppa made by the lovely ladies from the Basin View Auxiliary and were treated to tunes from jazz entertainer, Hans.

To keep the van on the road, we need your help. We are inviting our local communities to get involved and ‘Donate to help a mate’, to help us continue our legacy of helping others.

You can get involved by donating at https://rfbi.com.au//donate-to-help-a-mate or find a fundraiser event near you at https://rfbi.com.au//events/