Official Charity Partner

Over the last 5 years we have supported the following charities Life Without Barriers, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Ronald McDonald House Hobart, Leukaemia Foundation and Teen Challenge. Our combined donation to these organisations was $11,174.50. This year we received 13 applicants and our chosen charity is:

Rural Alive and Well Inc. was  founded by a group of community members, after the devastating event of a cluster of suicides that occurred in the Central Highlands. This year RAW celebrates 10 years of providing service to Rural Tasmanians.

RAW provides mental health and wellbeing programs that focus on suicide prevention by strengthening and supporting resilience, health and wellbeing in rural communities across Tasmania.

RAW’s aim is to improve mental health and wellbeing throughout Tasmania, to assist and support rural communities to respond to adversity, improve resilience and reduce rates of suicide.

RAW is committed to providing rural Tasmanians with a service that builds trust and that is delivered with care, commitment and compassion. RAW’s service provision includes counselling and support, training, capacity building along with disaster relief.

RAW provides accessible and responsive outreach support services to all rural communities in Tasmania, including the Bass Strait Isles. RAW’s outreach service is free and confidential, RAW also operates a 24/7 crisis line 1300 HELP MATE (1300 4357 6283).

RAW also offers a range of programs to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. Along with nationally accredited Mental Health First Aid and Rural Minds, RAW can offer tailored mental health and wellbeing programs specifically tailored to communities and organisational needs.

Rural Alive and Well Inc. will be located on Site M09, Corner of First and Main Street.

50c from every Agfest ATM transaction will be donate to the Rural Alive and Well Inc.