A huge congratulations to everyone who participated in the Movember fundraising efforts.
Last year, we raised $688, this year we smashed our goal of $2000 and raised a massive $3121!
RMA will match this effort dollar for dollar, and distribute a third of this amount to the Movember foundation, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, and the Pink Ribbon Cancer Council.
Take a look at the creative rundown of all our Movember activities below, prepared by our Movember Motivators, Adam & Adam (or Mario & Luigi). Thanks guys, you did a fantastic job organizing so many excellent fundraising activities.
One of our staff members famously embraces the Christmas spirit here at RMA, and it is very contagious.
Nathan Tranter, your modern RMA Christmas Carol could rival Mariah & Buble' for top place in the charts this festive season.
Thanks for spreading the Christmas cheer with your cleverly rhyming out of office message...
"Twas the month before Christmas, when all through RMA, not a creature was stirring, but the sound of table tennis being played,
The gym towels were hung in the showers with care, in the hope that someone would not be bare,
The staff were nestled all snug in their chairs,
While visions came to mind of Friday arvo beers,
When upstairs in the gym there arose such a clatter, Melita, Shell, Jess & Ems sprang from their desks to see what was the matter,
Away to the doorway and upstairs they bolted,
Only to find it was a bench pressing Rob Mottin,
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But both Adams, KO & Brock wearing spectacular mo's at this time of year,
Now Civil, now Surface Water, now Hydraulics and Traffic, On Soils, on Construction, on Admin-Accounts-IT and Structure,
At the front of the Office, to the back in the lane,
Those parking inspectors are really a pain,
The staff spoke not a word, but went straight to their files, And designed all their layouts and stood with a smile,
And laying their coffee cups underneath the coffee machine,
And giving a nod they hit the milk with steam,
Accounts sprung to the phones, gave all the teams a call, Are there timesheets to add? It's time for wages for all!
But I heard all the Directors exclaim, ere they drove out of sight, it's the month of Christmas you see,
And to all go home and put up your Christmas Tree!"
Many of our staff attended last week’s annual Movember cricket tournament against Hutchinson Builders. This annual tournament is in its 12th year! A massive thanks to everyone who participated and helped organise the afternoon. It’s a great event aimed at raising valuable funds and awareness of men’s health issues.
This year we had a new addition to the tournament, The Breast Cancer Pink Bat match which consisted of mixed gender teams. Hutchies won this game 86 - 65. Hutchies also won the inaugural T12 match by 33 runs with the score ending up at 89 – 56. Finally, we had the Movember Shield match. This match was the closest of the day ending with a difference of only 10 runs. Hutchies managed a clean sweep and won the match 152 – 142, extending their winning streak to 5 years in a row. A massive thank you to all the supporters that came out to watch the games.
Both RMA and Hutchinson Builders raised a significant amount for Movember and had a lot of fun doing so. Let the training for next year begin!
This year alone, over 4500 farmers have registered for various types of assistance.
RMA company, staff, family and friends' fundraising efforts have totaled $2842.30.
Our donations have contributed to the following work by Rural Aid and Buy a Bale:
• Employed 11 mental health counsellors with committed funding of $5.5m over 3 years
• More than $20m in total cash donations has been accepted by Rural Aid
• Over 2200 counselling telephone one-on-one calls or face to face visits to farmers in 4 months
• $3m paid for hay distributed to farmers in need
• $2.3m paid in freight to deliver the hay
• $6m for bill relief for farmers
• Forward commitment to purchase $11m of hay and transport for next 6 months.
• More than $1.2m provided to farmers in the form of gift cards which can be spent locally
• Expanded our team by 7 people so that we can respond to enquiries and provide help faster to those most in need.
A massive thank you to everyone who has supported this fantastic initiative. Please visit the Buy a Bale site to find out more, or donate