The partnership between the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (WA) and the Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes program has again provided benefits to the Regional Men’s Health Initiative (RMHI).
Based on a $5 donation per pest culled in community events across the south west the Sporting Shooters Association has today presented a cheque for $20,000 to the Men’s Health Initiative to support their work in raising awareness of men’s health and wellbeing in regional WA.
Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes is a community based feral animal control program with over 1000 people across south west WA participating in autumn 2019 culling over 7000 pest animals.
Red Card is a program run by Wheatbelt NRM and Chair, Debra Rule said, “This is the third year the Sporting Shooters Association has supported Red Card and Regional Men’s Health. Our community really appreciate that by being part of this they not only are tackling pests but they are also contributing to an important regional health program. Living in the regions we know full well the devastating impact feral animals and mental health challenges can have on our community.”
The RMHI is passionate about raising awareness of issues facing men in regional, rural and remote communities and this donation has supported special projects such as “Talk to a Mate” footy round and “Warrior Ambassador Award Program”. Last year they also published a book – “Working with Warriors”.
The Sporting Shooters Association President Ron Bryant said, “Our Association identifies the importance of men’s health and across Australia we are strong supporters of tackling the issue of feral animals. To us it is just a great fit and we are really pleased to have donated more than $50,000 over the last three years.
Ron confirmed that the Sporting Shooters Association had committed to this partnership for another four years. “We are looking forward to maximising our impact, not just on pests but for our regional “Warriors”.
Find out how you can be part of this important program at www.redcard.org.au.