Ridley is proud to support employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where we operate.
In 2012, we became partners with The Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Garvan Institute), and with Aussie Helpers. We support the Garvan Institute to run health education programs that are presented in the country towns throughout Australia where Ridley operates.
Ridley has helped fund the development of the “Healthy Families, Healthy Communities” program, a unique education and awareness program developed in collaboration with the Garvan Institute.
The Garvan Institute is one of Australia’s leading biomedical research institutes, pioneering studies into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today.
The Healthy Families, Healthy Communities program has been developed to communicate important health messages to rural and regional Australians and to advocate the importance of medical research. Our partnership with the Garvan Institute aims to build strong, healthy, and sustained communities.
The overall theme of the program with the Garvan Institute is the importance of healthy families building strong and sustained communities. We believe that this is closely aligned with Ridley’s values.
To understand more about the relationship between Ridley and Garvan, Click below to view our promo video:
The Garvan Institute program includes topics such as cancer – a disease which affects us all – and other key health issues affecting our communities, such as diabetes and metabolic disorders, neurological and ageing afflictions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and skeletal disorders such as osteoporosis.
Our employees, Board of Directors, suppliers, and customers are embracing of, and actively engaging with, the Healthy Families, Healthy Communities program. Together with the Garvan Institute, we are committed to supporting good health for Australians in rural and regional communities.
To view the Healthy Families Healthy Communities Brochure, Click Here
Aussie Helpers supports farmers who are going through really tough times. The majority of these people would not ask for help or expect it. Originally started by a husband and wife team which has expanded over the years, Aussie Helpers is unique in its aim to not only encourage financial support for struggling farmers, but also in respect of donations of time.
Aussie Helpers is a direct link to the rural communities where Ridley operates.
Aussie Helpers has helped thousands of farmers who have been affected by fire, flood, drought, and rising costs of living, and donated half a million dollars in drought aid in just the last financial year.
We have been actively helping Aussie Helpers since becoming its corporate sponsor in 2012. To date, we have donated many thousands of dollars of packaged stockfeed to:
- Fire victims in the 2012 QLD Gulf Country fires
- Fire victims in the recent NSW bushfire
- Fire victims in the recent Tasmanian fires
- Fire victims in the recent Victorian fires
If you are feeling down and would like someone to talk to, Brian Egan and his Aussie Helpers volunteers can help:
Australia Wide Ph 24/7: 1300 665 232
To make a donation and help farming families and rural communities survive please visit:
Site based donation program
Ridley is committed to helping the social and regional communities in which we operate to grow and develop. We provide support to local communities, business, sporting groups, schools and individuals. Our aim is to support, engage and educate current and future generations. We consider ourselves to be making a long term investment for both the individual and community alike, striving to develop rural communities for generations to come.
Ridley makes significant financial contributions to charities, schools, local sporting clubs and universities across Australia. These contributions support many worthwhile activities, providing opportunities and education for a vast range of people in diverse regions. Ridley is 100% Australian, working for Australian communities.