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Red Card delivers $19,000 to support regional men’s health

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We were thrilled to help Ron Bryant from Sporting Shooters Association Australia WA (SSAAWA) present a cheque for more than $19,000 to Owen Catto of the Regional Men’s Health Initiative (RMHI) as part of the Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes program.

After the impacts of Covid-19 during 2020, it was great to see a return to familiar participation numbers.  The 2021 events, which involved more than 1,100 people from thirty regional communities, saw over 5,700 feral animals removed from agricultural regions during autumn. SSAAWA donate $5 per feral cat or fox culled (capped at $20,000) to support the important work of RMHI. This has resulted in $112,000 being donated over the past four years.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Karl O’Callaghan said recently, “The shoots are a great way to bring the community together and improve the social wellbeing of those living in regional communities. By participating in Red Card, these communities are not only helping raise funds to support men’s health within the regions but they are also helping to address the problem of feral animals in rural Western Australia.”

Registrations for the spring season are open now with the first weekend planned for 6 to 8 August 2021. Community registrations for August and September shoots can be completed via the Red Card website.

Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes is a program run in partnership with the Sporting Shooters Association (WA) to coordinate baiting and shooting activities across the agricultural regions of Western Australia.  All funds raised benefit the Regional Men’s Health Initiative.

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