At RFM, giving back to the communities in which we operate is an integral part of our corporate culture.
Where we can, we donate to charities and causes that are close to the hearts of the company and our employees.
ArtSound “Silver Memories” is a not-for-profit digital audio service tailored specifically to the needs and interests of seniors in aged care facilities and retirement villages. The 24-hour service runs in Canberra with great success. RFM is proud to have funded the introduction of this service into regional centres, starting with Griffith NSW, a region that RFM has operated in for many years. The program has to date been introduced into two facilities in the Griffith region, Pioneers Lodge and Scalabrini, with positive feedback having been received.
RFM is also looking at supporting the potential expansion of Silver Memories into the Queensland regions where we .
Meg’s Children operates a children’s home and community outreach program in outer Kathmandu, Nepal. Meg’s Children was started in 2005 by Trish Ryan who lost her daughter to complications associated with spina bifida. Trish organised for 26 abandoned children to come under the charity’s guardianship, renting a house, employing staff and providing food and education.
In 2018, RFM provided a $20,000 donation to support the work of Meg’s Children. As a result of the charity’s focus on education, six of the original children are now at university and supporting themselves. Meg’s Children also runs a scholarship program that children can apply for to receive education support.
Hartley Lifecare Brain Injury Information Service
Hartley Lifecare is a Canberra-based not-for-profit organisation providing supported accommodation for people with disability, their families and carers.
RFM has previously 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.
RFM is now supporting Hartley’s Lifecare’s Brain Injury Information Service with a $100,000 donation over the course of four years. The Information Service supports those suffering from brain injuries and their families to navigate complex medical information, financial, legal and lifestyle issues, as well as ongoing residential, respite and health needs. The service helps people with brain injuries to once again become a contributing member of society.
Other recent contributions include a $5,000 donation to the McGrath Foundation to support a breast cancer care nurse in the Riverina community and a $500 donation to the Rolleston State School. The company also made a $500 donation to support the Bundaberg Science and Engineering Challenge, a two day event attended by over 700 school students.