CSU celebrates Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids

8 APRIL 2019

CSU celebrates Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids

CSU and RFW celebrate their enduring partnership ahead of annual ride

  • Charles Sturt University celebrates Royal Far West with dinner ahead of Ride for Country Kids
  • The dinner welcomed 90 riders and support staff
  • CSU academic Dr Tamara Cumming shared highlights of the Stories of the Invisible Children research report.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) continued their ongoing support of Royal Far West (RFW) by hosting Dinner on Day 1 of Ride for Country Kids - Sunday 7 April 2019 at CSU winery, Wagga Wagga Campus.

CSU welcomed 90 riders and support staff on the night, along with Mayor Greg Conkey and Hon Wes Fang MLC.

CSU winery showcased a range of boutique wines, and all catering will be provided by CSU Event staff.

Dr Tamara Cumming, CSU Academic, spoke about the Stories of Invisible Children Research Report.

CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said that the partnership with RFW was an important and enduring one.

“Charles Sturt University is proud to continue fundraising with Royal Far West,” Professor Vann said.

“We support the Ride for Country kids, and we’ve donated two cases of boutique wines to the Royal Far West auction on the final night of the ride.

“Dinner was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the recent news that saw $19.7 million in federal funding be invested into the work we are partnering with Royal Far West on in relation to a national telecare services for country kids.”

Royal Far West Chief Executive Officer Ms Lindsay Cane said the partnership with Charles Sturt University was a positive and proactive relationship.

“We are delighted to work with Charles Sturt University, especially as we move forward with the national telecare service,” Ms Cane said.

“It’s lovely to celebrate the work we do however we are always focused on doing more for regional children, and events such as the Ride for Country Kids help us continue this critical work.”


Pictured (L-R): 

Mr Wes Fang, Mr Greg Conkey, Dr Tamara Cumming, Ms Lindsay Cane, Professor Andrew Vann

Media contact:

Danielle Chapman, Royal Far West, 0405 010 356


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Royal Far West Chief Executive Officer Lindsay Cane, contact Danielle Chapman, Head of Communications and Fundraising on mobile 0405 010 356 or daniellec@royalfarwest.org.au


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