Community Involvement

At RFM, giving back to the communities in which we operate is an integral part of our corporate culture.

RFM employees are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways within our communities.

Recent examples include small donations to the Hillston Billy Lids early learning centre in Hillston, Western NSW, nearby the almond orchards managed by RFM.  We have also sponsored the Greenock Cricket Club turf wicket fund, supporting a community sports team near vineyards owned by the Rural Funds Group.

Hartley Lifecare

Hartley Lifecare is a registered not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting those living with physical and complex disabilities and their families in the Canberra region. Hartley Lifecare provides year round 24-hour specialised accommodation, respite, in-home support, community access and independence programs.

RFM has been a significant contributor to Hartley Lifecare’s major fundraising event, the annual Hartley Ability Cycle Challenge, through managing, motivating and sponsoring a team of 12 cyclists. Since 2011, RFM has raised almost $100,000 for the organisation from this event.

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Glen McGrath Foundation

RFM is proud to support the Glen McGrath Foundation, and in September 2017 made a $5000 donation to assist with its ongoing work.

The Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia, including in regional communities in which RFM operates. The nurses provide invaluable support to those experiencing breast cancer from the time of diagnosis and throughout their treatment.

The work of the Foundation is one close to RFM’s heart, with Fiona Shields, the wife of RFM National Manager – Poultry, Adriaan Shields, being a McGrath Breast Care Nurse based at Griffith in the NSW Riverina.