“We have always relied on the generosity of our wonderful sponsors,” said Ben Wundersitz, a founding member of the initiative.
“Ramsey Bros have a very long history of working with rural communities and we are excited to announce that they have committed to support Fat Farmers as our Platinum Partner for the next 18 months. This support will help us reach more farming communities than ever before!”
Fat Farmers has been working to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers across areas of rural South Australia since 2010. The initiative was founded by a group of farmers at Maitland, Yorke Peninsula when they realized that farm work alone was not providing enough exercise to stay healthy, especially as they were getting older. So they decided to start a weekly group-fitness session and participating in fun runs like the City to Bay and gradually the word spread with more groups formed in other areas across rural SA.
Tim Glover, Group Sales Manager for Ramsey Bros says “At the end of the day, we’re nothing without the individuals and communities that make up the agricultural industry and we love seeing them being put first. We couldn’t think of a more fitting group to partner with.”
There are now 10 groups in total with most meeting each week for a walk, a workout or bike ride. Farmers of all ages are encouraged to come along and have some fun while also being more active. There is no doubt that farming is a tough job and aside from physical fitness and the social connections, there are many benefits to regular exercise, including: better sleep, improved concentration and mental clarity and overall wellbeing. We are always keen to get more groups up and running across rural SA! Please contact Tessa Colliver, Executive Officer – email@example.com or 0419824122 for more information.