Our commitment to social responsibility.

Our Social Impact

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, our purpose of ‘Thriving people, Strong communities’ is at the heart of everything we do.
As an organisation, we understand that we have a social responsibility to address the big issues facing rural and regional areas.
 
Below are some of the social initiatives we have supported since 2015 with the view to pay it forward and make a positive social impact to the communities in which we operate.
R U OK? Day 2020 
10 September 2020

Thursday, 10 September 2020 marked R U OK Day, a national day of action where Australians are reminded that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?”. If someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs, R U OK? have developed a range of resources to help Australians know what to say when someone says they’re not OK to guide them through how they can continue a conversation that could change a life. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia understand that the health and wellbeing of our people is paramount to everything we do, and supported this initiative with a Virtual Afternoon Tea, internal correspondence with staff and social media.  

 

National Reconciliation Week Virtual Morning Tea
29 May 2020

On Friday, 29 May 2020 Rural Lifestyle Options Australia held a Virtual Morning Tea in recognition of National Reconciliation Week. While we couldn’t be physically together, as an organisation we were proud to acknowledge our shared histories, cultures, and achievements virtually in recognition of this important week, as part of our commitment to reconciliation in Australia. As an organisation, we were proud to acknowledge this important day both internally and externally through Social Media.

 

National Reconciliation Week Acknowledgement of Country Video
27 May 2020

 

In recognition of National Reconciliation Week, Fiona Gazzard, Melinda Jones, Raven Watson and Nicholas Power from our Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group recorded an Acknowledgement of Country to show our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This video was shared to our Facebook and LinkedIn pages in recognition of the significance of National Reconciliation Week. As an organisation, we are committed to continuing to build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures as part of our commitment to reconciliation in Australia.

 

Recognition of National Sorry Day
26 May 2020

 

National Sorry Day can evoke many feelings and emotions, for some, it is a day for commemoration, mourning, reflection and reconciliation. In 2020, this day marked 23 years since the ‘Bringing Them Home’ Report which was tabled in conjunction with the National Inquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families and communities. National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our nation. As an organisation, we were proud to acknowledge this important day both internally and externally through Social Media. 

 

Recognition of Close the Gap Day
19 March 2020

National Close the Gap Day is an annual day of action which pledges support for achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030. In 2020, the theme was “We nurture our culture for our future, and our culture nurtures us". As an organisation, we joined more than 250,000 people who also took action for Indigenous health equality by signing a petition calling on the government to create lasting change by closing the gap. As an organisation, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia are committed to achieving health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and were proud to support this initiative.

 

International Women’s Day 2020
8 March 2020

Sunday, 8 March 2020 marked International Women's Day 2020, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. In 2020, the campaign theme was #EachforEqual and called on individuals to strike the #EachforEqual pose to motivate others to make a positive difference for women everywhere. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia are proud to support this movement, with staff from each of our offices participating in the campaign, which was shared to our Social Media platforms. 

 

Donations to Animal Welfare League Queensland
20 February 2020

 

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia’s Preloved Homewares Op Shop is always on the lookout for new donations with purchases contributing towards our Unfunded Projects as displayed on our website. Any items we are unable to stock, we donate to the Animal Welfare League Queensland Op Shop, who assist animals in need of care and forever homes. As an organisation, we are proud to continue this partnership to assist them in the vital work they do within the community.

 

Recognition of National Apology Day with Gunya Meta
13 February 2020

Staff from our Logan Office were invited by our neighbours Gunya Meta for afternoon tea and reflection in recognition of National Apology Day 2020. Elders shared personal stories about what this day meant to them and everyone in attendance reflected on where they were on 13 February 2008, when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally acknowledged the suffering caused by decades of abuse, trauma and mistreatment of our First Nations people. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia recognises and upholds the sentiments laid out in the National Apology. As an organisation, we strive to continue the progress and empowerment of Indigenous Australians through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). In order to raise awareness of this important day, we shared photos from this event to our Social Media platforms. 

 

Feel Good February 2020
1 - 29 February 2020

In recognition of Feel Good February 2020, and to promote the importance of mindfulness in the workplace, we gifted 5 staff members who accessed Mindarma (formerly RAW Mind Coach) at random, a book from their recommended reading list. This is the fifth year running, we participated in Feel Good February which is a month long initiative to raise awareness for Mental Health and random acts of kindness in the community. In order to raise further awareness of this important initiative in the communities we support, we shared the presentations both internally and externally through our Social Media platforms. 

 

World Mental Health Day
10 October 2019

Stigma around mental illness due to misunderstanding or prejudice remains an issue in Australia. The reality is the vast majority of people affected by mental illness are able to lead independent and contributing lives in the community, with the right treatment and support. With one in five Australians affected, they form part of our close circles of family, friends and colleagues, and interact with us in our communities every day. At 10:10am staff from our three offices across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, were encouraged to stop and take a moment to have an open conversation about Mental Health over morning tea, in recognition of World Mental Health Day. The theme for 2020 was ‘Do You See What I See?’ with the view to challenge perceptions about mental illness in Australia. In order to raise awareness of this important day, we shared photos from this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Donations to Animal Welfare League Queensland 
28 July 2019

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia’s Preloved Homewares Op Shop is always on the lookout for new donations with purchases contributing towards our Unfunded Projects as displayed on our website. Any items we are unable to stock, we donate to the Animal Welfare League Queensland Op Shop, who assist animals in need of care and forever homes. As an organisation, we are proud to continue this partnership to assist them in the vital work they do within the community.

 

Recognition of NAIDOC Week 2019
8 July 2019

For generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have looked for significant and lasting change. This week, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia are proud to acknowledge NAIDOC Week, as part of our commitment to reconciliation in Australia. This year's theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ which derives from three key elements to the reforms set out in the 'Uluru Statement from the Heart'. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy and these reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians. If we all play our part in reconciliation, then we can move forward together. Let’s work together for a shared future. In order to raise awareness of this important day, we shared videos and photos acknowledging the significance of this week to our Social Media platforms.

 

National Reconciliation Week Events
27 May 2019

In support of National Reconciliation Week, participants and staff from our Scenic Rim Office held a morning tea. In 2019 the theme was ‘Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage’ with the event honouring Rural Lifestyle Options Australia’s commitment to reconciliation in Australia. We also acknowledged this event through internal correspondence and through Social Media. As an organisation, we look forward to further expanding our knowledge around this topic and exploring how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. 

 

National Close The Gap Day Events
21 March 2019

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia acknowledged National Close The Gap day by hosting morning tea events at our offices in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. As part of our commitment to reconciliation, attendees signed a petition calling on political parties to reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement, and employment outcomes. We also acknowledged this event through internal correspondence and through Social Media.

 

International Women’s Day 2019
8 March 2019

 

Each year on March 8, staff from Rural Lifestyle Options Australia unite to celebrate the achievements of women for International Women's Day. The campaign theme for 2019 was #BalanceForBetter and encouraged people to play their part in motivating others to work towards gender-balance in all aspects of life. In 2019, staff showed their support for this movement by striking the "hands out" balance pose as a strong call-to-action to others to also help forge a balance for better. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia are proud to support this movement, with staff from each of our offices participating in the campaign, which was shared to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Ice Cold Drinks Community Giveaway
February 2019

 

In February 2019, Fiona Gazzard (Executive Leader People and Culture) and Nicholas Power (Executive Leader Brand and Innovation) visited local businesses in Murwillumbah to hand out free ice cold beverages in recognition of Feel Good February. To raise further awareness of this important initiative, we also posted weekly updates of our Feel Good February initiatives through our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Free T-Shirts and Sunglasses for the Community
February 2019

 

Our first Random Act of Kindness for Feel Good February 2019, was a free t-shirt and sunglasses giveaway out the front of our Scenic Rim Office. To raise further awareness of this important initiative, we also posted weekly updates of our Feel Good February initiatives through our Social Media platforms.

 

International Day of People with Disability 2018
November - December 2018

 

In 2018, the theme for International Day of People with Disability (3 December 2018) was "empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability, every Monday for five weeks, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia released a video to our Social Media platforms recognising and celebrating the achievements of a person with a disability in the wider community counting down to this commemorative day. People included Stevie Wonder; Marlee Matlin; Kurt Fearnley; Michael J Fox and Stephen Hawking. 

 

Recognition of National Carers Week 2018
17 October 2018

 

In 2018, we recognised National Carers Week (Oct 14 - 20) through internal correspondence and through posts on Social Media. We used these platforms as an opportunity to raise awareness about the diversity of carers and caring roles in your local community.

 

Buy a Bale Donation Barrels
1 - 31 August 2018

 

In August 2018, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia supported Aussie farmers and rural communities throughout Australia by hosting ‘Buy a Bale Donation Barrels’ at each of our offices. This drought appeal campaign was run by Rural Aid and provided support to struggling farmers by delivering hay and other essential items to those who have no feed left for their cattle. As a Community Service Provider who support vulnerable people across rural and regional communities, we witnessed the impact of this firsthand and were proud to support this initiative.

 

Cupcake Day for RSPCA 
20 August 2018

 

On 20 August 2018, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia held a morning tea to fundraise for RSPCA’s Cupcake Day with all proceeds supporting the fight against animal cruelty. Staff baked an assortment of cupcakes, brownies, slices, quiches and meringues for the morning tea, and made a donation to attend the event. As an organisation, we are proud to support this initiative to assist the RSPCA in the vital work they do in the community.

 

A Fiver For A Farmer
17 August 2018

 

Following record drought, Farmers in rural Australia were in dire straits. In August, to show our support for our Farmers in rural communities, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia participated in the ‘A fiver For A Farmer’ campaign. The idea, which originated from a ten year old boy named Jack from Sydney, encouraged staff to dress up as a Farmer and donate a five dollar note. All proceeds from this initiative were shared between Rural Aid and Drought Angels. As a Community Service Provider who deliver supports in rural and regional communities, we were proud to support this initiative. Photos from the day were posted to our Social Media platforms to drive further awareness to this important cause.

 

NAIDOC Week Morning Tea with Jymbilung House 
12 July 2018

 

In July 2018, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia held a morning tea with members of Jymbilung House, a local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation. This event was in recognition of NAIDOC week and was a great opportunity for participants and staff to learn more about the rich history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the local community. We also acknowledged this event through internal correspondence and through Social Media.

 

Winter Wellness Packs for the Homeless
1 June 2018

 

In Winter 2018, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia put together Winter Wellness Packs to support people experiencing homelessness in the Beaudesert area. The packs consisted of essential items to assist vulnerable people and their children who were facing a cold winter without shelter. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia are proud to support this worthwhile cause. 

 

Recognition of World Down Syndrome Day
21 March 2018

 

On Wednesday, 21 March 2018 staff recognised World Down Syndrome Day. On World Down Syndrome Day, people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with down syndrome, creating a global voice, advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with down syndrome. As an organisation, we believe that all people with down syndrome should have the same opportunities to contribute to the community and live valued lives and be included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative, we utlilised our Social Media platforms to highlight the significance of this important day.

 

Close The Gap Morning Tea 2018
15 March 2018

 

On 15 March 2018, we held a morning tea in support of our Reconciliation Action Plan commitments and Oxfam’s Close The Gap campaign. For a gold coin donation, guests enjoyed a morning tea with traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and Close The Gap themed trivia. Attendees were invited to sign a petition which called on the Government to provide adequate health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In order to raise further awareness of this important initiative, we also utilised our Social Media platforms to further the reach of this important cause.

 

International Women’s Day 2018
7 March 2018

 

On Wednesday, 7 March 2018 staff were encouraged to wear Purple, Green or White in recognition of International Women's Day. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The theme for 2018 was Press For Progress with staff posing with #PressForProgress signs to raise awareness through a Social Media campaign. 

 

National Carers Week Awareness Raffle 
19 October 2017

 

In October 2017, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia held a Facebook Live raffle in recognition of National Carers Week. The value of the caring role is estimated at $60.3 billion per year, and yet they often experience social isolation and find it harder to maintain employment, enter the workforce, or participate in education. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative, we utlilised our Social Media platforms to further highlight the significance of this important week.

 

Donations to Animal Welfare League Queensland
20 July 2017

 

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia’s Preloved Homewares Op Shop is always on the lookout for new donations with purchases contributing towards our Unfunded Projects as displayed on our website. Any items we are unable to stock, we donate to the Animal Welfare League Queensland Op Shop, who assist animals in need of care and forever homes. As an organisation, we are proud to continue this partnership to assist them in the vital work they do within the community.

 

Feel Good February 2018
2 - 7 February 2018

 

A team consisting of staff and participants visited local businesses in the Scenic Rim, Queensland and Murwillumbah, New South Wales to hand out free ice cold beverages. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative, we shared photos from this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Paying it forward in partnership with Good360
26 June 2017

 

In ongoing partnership with Good360, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia has been able to pay forward several donations to both participants and people in need. Good360 provides a range of products including nappies and toys for domestic violence shelters, notebooks for schools, clothing and toiletries for residential centres, make-up for teens and women experiencing hardship, white goods and much more. As an organisation, we are proud to continue this partnership.

 

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2017
25 May 2017

 

In May 2017, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia held a morning tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council through their Australia's Biggest Morning Tea campaign. In total, we raised over $200 for the Cancer Council Australia and were proud to support the funding of research, prevention and support services for those affected by cancer.

 

RLOA Goes Blue For Autism
27 April 2017

 

On Thursday, 27 April 2017 staff and participants from Rural Lifestyle Options Australia recognised Autism Awareness month with a picnic. In support of Autism Australia’s Go Blue For Autism campaign, attendees dressed in blue and made a gold coin donation. Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that affects a person’s capacity to communicate, interact with others and cope in everyday situations. Throughout the month of April, each of the offices went blue to raise awareness and funds in support of people living with ASD and their families. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative, we also utlilised our Social Media platforms to further highlight the significance of this important month.

 

Our Response to Recovery (Murwillumbah Floods) 
April 2017

 

In April 2017, the worst floods in 63 years ripped through Murwillumbah, leaving most residents wondering not what they had lost, but rather what they had left. To support those affected by this tragedy, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia donated clothes and bric-and-brac items to support community members while they rebuilt their livelihoods. As many Op Shops in this area had flooded, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia sourced and delivered essential items across the border from their Preloved Homewares Op Shop in Beaudesert which were then donated to those affected in the Murwillumbah community.   Rural Lifestyle Options Australia are proud to support this worthwhile cause. 

 

Feel Good February – Kindness Canvas Donation to Inala Respite Centre
28 February 2017

 

For our final Feel Good February initiative for the year, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia gave back to the community by donating to residents of Inala Respite Centre, paintings that were created during the Kindness Canvas Workshop. We hope residents of the Inala Respite Centre, enjoyed receiving the canvases as much as our participants enjoyed giving them. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Valentines Day 2017
14 February 2017

 

For our third Feel Good February initiative for 2017, and in recognition of Valentine’s Day, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia gave away flowers and chocolates to people in the local community. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Kindness Canvas Workshop
8 February 2017

 

For our second Feel Good February initiative for 2017, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia held a Kindness Canvas Workshop where participants painted canvases to reflect what kindness meant to them. In the spirit of Feel Good February, these canvases were created with the intention to donate them to members of another community organisation. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Feel Good Lemonade and Zooper Dooper Stand
2 February 2017

 

For our first Feel Good February initiative for 2017, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia staff handed out free Lemonade and Zooper Doopers to community members outside of our Scenic Rim Office. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Women’s Circle ‘Share the Dignity’ Campaign
1 December 2016

 

In December 2016, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia supported Share the Dignity, an organisation that helps women experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence, through the distribution of period products. To support their ‘It’s in the bag’ campaign, our Women’s Circle group made and donated 19 bags of essential items. These were gifted as Christmas presents for women living on the streets and staying in shelters. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Movember 2016
1 - 30 November 2016

 

For the month of November, three office staff members and one participant each grew moustaches to raise awareness and funds for Men’s Health. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we shared this event to our Social Media platforms which included a Facebook Live stream of three members of our Movember Team getting a hot shave touch up on their moustaches.

 

Donations to Animal Welfare League Queensland
30 October 2016

 

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia’s Preloved Homewares Op Shop is always on the lookout for new donations with purchases contributing towards our Unfunded Projects as displayed on our website. Any items we are unable to stock, we donate to the Animal Welfare League Queensland Op Shop, who assist animals in need of care and forever homes. As an organisation, we are proud to continue this partnership to assist them in the vital work they do within the community.

 

National Carer's Week 2016
25 October 2016

 

In October 2016, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia hosted a Thank You Carer’s Morning Tea at Albert River Winery, Tamborine. The morning entailed Devonshire Tea amongst sweeping views of the Mountains of Tamborine, a guided tour through the historic colonial homestead Tamborine House, a sheep dog trial demonstration, animal feeding, whip cracking and boomerang throwing. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia are proud to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by the 2.8 million unpaid carers across the country and hope attendees enjoyed the morning as a small token of our appreciation. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Quota International of Quezon City’s Hand-In-Hand Project Country Disco Fundraiser
12 October 2016

 

In October 2016, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia held a Country themed disco to raise funds for Quota International of Quezon City’s ‘Hand-In-Hand’ project. This project aims to alleviate the distress of families living in poor conditions with resources far below the poverty line. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Magazine Donations to Beaudesert Hospital
7 October 2016

 

To encourage Random Acts of Kindness in the community, two participants with the support of staff visited the Beaudesert Hospital to donate magazines which were distributed throughout waiting areas and recreation rooms. In order to inspire others to adopt a ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ mentality within the community, we shared photos of the delivery to our Social Media platforms.

 

Disability Action Week 2016 – RLOA Games
14 September 2016

 

In September 2016, Disability Action Week was held from 11 to 17 September with the theme ‘Inclusion: It’s a game changer’. In alignment with the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia went to Jubilee Park to host the ‘RLOA Games’. In order to raise awareness of Disability Action Week within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Art of a Hero’s Journey – Mental Health Campaign 
24 August 2016

 

In August 2016, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia participants completed a painting workshop reflecting on the theme 'Art of a Hero's Journey' which celebrated life and mental health issues in the community. The paintings were donated to Live At the Centre Beaudesert and auctioned on 13 October with proceeds contributing to mental health services in the Scenic Rim Community.

 

Donation of Canvases to Blue Care Fassifern Community Care 
6 April 2016

 

In August 2016, a group of participants from Rural Lifestyle Options Australia visited Blue Care Fassifern for morning tea and to donate paintings made by participants during Feel Good February earlier this year. In order to raise awareness of Feel Good February and to promote ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ within the community all year round, we also shared photos from this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

RSPCA's Happy Paws Happy Hearts Program
6 April 2016

 

Commencing in April 2016, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia supported RSPCA’s Happy Paws Happy Hearts Program. Each day, hundreds of RSPCA animals spend time waiting to be adopted from Queensland shelters and sadly a growing number of people are feeling the impacts of isolation from their community. This program was designed to assist people to make a connection with an animal in need, expand their social circle and learn how to care for a pet. For many months, participants made a donation to the RSPCA to attend this program with Rural Lifestyle Options Australia sponsoring the cost of transport to and from their Wacol location. To encourage others to consider adopting a rescue animal, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Wongaburra Aged Care
29 February 2016

 

For Rural Lifestyle Options Australia’s last random act of kindness in recognition of Feel Good February we delivered a selection of artwork from our Colour Me Happy Painting Workshop to the residents of Wongaburra Aged Care. In order to raise awareness of Feel Good February and Random Acts of Kindness within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Kindness Canvas Workshop
25 February 2016

 

In February 2016, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia participated in a ‘Colour Me Happy’ Painting Workshop where participants were encouraged to explore painting as a tool of expression. This Painting Workshop was funded by Rural Lifestyle Options Australia with the view to donate the final artworks to a local community service provider as an act of goodwill. In order to raise awareness of Feel Good February and Random Acts of Kindness within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Free Drinks Giveaway
18 February 2016

 

In February 2016, staff and participants from Rural Lifestyle Options Australia held a stall outside of our Scenic Rim Office where they gave away free cold drinks to members of the community. In order to raise awareness of Feel Good February and Random Acts of Kindness within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Free Flowers and Balloons
15 February 2016

 

For Valentine’s Day and in recognition of Feel Good February, staff and participants from Rural Lifestyle Options Australia handed out free flowers and balloons outside of our Scenic Rim Office. The flowers were a welcome surprise for passersby and brought smiles to the faces of everyone who stopped by. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Lemonade Stand
10 - 12 February 2016

 

For three days, participants and staff from Rural Lifestyle Options Australia hosted a Free Lemonade Stand outside of our Scenic Rim Office. At the end of the three days, staff and participants finished the week by dropping by the Beaudesert Police Station to deliver refreshing lemonade to those who were on duty. In order to raise awareness of Feel Good February and Random Acts of Kindness within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Feel Good February – Magazine Donations to Local Hospital
9 February 2016

 

In recognition of Feel Good February, two participants with the support of staff visited the Beaudesert Hospital to donate magazines which were distributed throughout waiting areas and recreation rooms. In order to raise awareness of Feel Good February and Random Acts of Kindness within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

Kids In Care Christmas Appeal
November 2015

 

Not all children in care over Christmas have the same opportunities as others to receive presents. In November 2015, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia put the call out to staff to donate presents over the November - December period to help bridge the gap in the lives of children to make Christmas a happier time. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia were proud to support this worthwhile cause.  

 

Thank You Carers Morning Tea
October 2015

 

In October 2015, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia hosted a Thank You Carer’s Morning Tea at Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm, Mt Alford. The morning entailed a delicious morning tea amongst sweeping views of the stunning Mountain range. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia are proud to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by the 2.8 million unpaid carers across the country and hope attendees enjoyed the morning as a small token of our appreciation. Each carer received a small gift for their efforts that was donated by staff at Rural Lifestyle Options Australia and one lucky carer won a weekend away as part of our lucky door prize. In order to raise awareness of this important initiative within the community, we also shared this event to our Social Media platforms.

 

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