West Midlands Group
The people that are involved in the program are usually the farm hands, (not usually the property owners themselves) so it's great to work with a different audience and have them involved in our West Midlands Group (WMG). Personally, it's great to see funding raised for the Regional Men's Health Initiative, as rural people can all benefit from that service. It's also great to see less numbers of foxes, feral cats and rabbits around the place. Less vermin means improved livestock numbers and protection of native fauna and flora. On an organisation level, we have been generously sponsored by Rabobank it terms of supplying and cooking the BBQ breakfast. It's also another opportunity to promote the WMG name and our other sponsors, on the event flyer, in the newspapers and radio.
Would you recommend other individuals, groups and organisations get involved?
Yes, I would definitely encourage other individuals and groups to get involved, as it requires a coordinated approach by all, to achieve less vermin and protection of native fauna and flora. Whilst, the weekend itself can be tiring due to travel and late night/early morning finishing, it's a great community event. Everyone comes together and works really hard for a weekend, then it's over for the year. Hosting the event in February, is a great time, as its usually a quieter time for farmers, which means more people can be involved. Plus, on top of all of that, we are able to raise funding.