Secrets for Corporate Fundraising Success

Ever wondered how some corporate fundraising teams and activities succeed while others start with high hopes and big ambitions, but fall by the wayside? We’ve reviewed some of the most successful corporate fundraising activities that organisations have conducted on our behalf, and come up with some top tips on engaging customers and staff with fun…

Community Connections

What do Elvis Presley, a giant railway interchange, and 1,197 children under the age of five have in common? The answer is Parkes Shire, a 7,325 square kilometre expanse of agricultural plains, copper mines and some 16,000 spirited, salt-of-the-earth people. Well known for its annual Elvis Festival, the role of ‘The Dish’ in the Apollo…

Re-imagining health and learning outcomes: Royal Far West announced as 1 of 12 global finalists for the Macquarie 50th anniversary award!

Royal Far West has been announced as a global finalist for a $10m Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award to transform health services for country kids. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Macquarie, $50m will be awarded to five non-profit organisations ($10m each) over five years to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit. The…

Family study – Andrew’s story

Working with Royal Far West has had a wonderfully positive impact on nine-year-old Andrew*, who lives with his father Peter and brothers in country NSW. Referred to Royal Far West by his paediatrician for a multidisciplinary assessment due to possible Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD), Andrew had a significant language delay, learning difficulties and fine and…

Making our Invisible Kids Visible

In Australia today, 100,000 “invisible” children are struggling with their physical, social, emotional health and wellbeing and language and communication skills (classified as developmentally vulnerable) who can’t access services to support their needs. These children are more likely to have poorer educational attainment, higher rates of chronic disease and mental health, and greater tendency towards…