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22 July 2020

Jesse’s Story

Jesse is six years old and livers in a small town in rural New South Wales with his dad Aaron. A couple of years ago his dad became very ill and now struggles with the pressures of looking after his young, energetic son. They have little family living close by […]
10 July 2020

Meet the Team: Tayla

Hi there. My name’s Tayla, and I’m an Occupational Therapist at Royal Far West. What do you do? My role includes supporting families to help their children achieve their everyday goals, from play and engagement, including developing relationships with others, to self-care challenges such as sleep and being able to […]
29 May 2020

Cumulative effects of drought show sustained hardship – survey

A recent survey undertaken by our team has found a significant number of rural families are still struggling to pay for housing and food as a result of the continuing drought. The survey shows a nearly 50 per cent increase in people struggling to pay for housing compared to pre-drought […]
27 May 2020

UNICEF Australia, HP Australia and Royal Far West unite

How we’re helping bushfire affected communities during the COVID-19 pandemic As bushfire-affected communities now find themselves in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF Australia, HP and Royal Far West (RFW) have joined forces to provide help and support using mental health services delivered via technology (RFW Telecare), while continuing […]
22 May 2020

Supporting Country Kids with Disabilities in their Homes

Life is now a whole lot harder for many families in rural and remote communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on many families, from changing their routines, to changes in their schooling and in their usual support systems. For the many kids in rural and remote communities […]
22 May 2020

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 […]
22 May 2020

A Farewell to Mark Drummond

Today, we were honoured to farewell our Board’s Vice Chairman Mark Drummond at our AGM. We were delighted to grant him Life Membership of Royal Far West, one of only three Life Memberships in our charity’s history. A Great Nephew of our founder Reverend Stanley Drummond and Grandson of past […]