Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution - Changes Lives

Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) is a Provider of Aged Care Services and Disability Services in regional locations in New South Wales. RFBI has been a generous donor, making a difference to the lives of clients who have special needs but do not have families since 2010. RFBI has co-funded projects in partnership with Genworth and the Genworth Foundation. Projects completed are the Sensory Art Studio and Sensory Garden, Wheelchair, additional accessible Sensory kitchens and bathrooms, Therapy equipment for seven therapy rooms, carports for group home buses and covered walkways to protect our Deafblind on their way to their outdoor laundry in our Villawood group home.

RFBI have donated over $300,000 since 2010, often pairing with Genworth to Meet the needs of our clients each year. This is particularly wonderful for Forsight Australia clients because our Capital works budget was balanced through RFBI donations to provide wheelchair access, sensory kitchens, carports wheelchair ramps, and wheelchairs.

We farewelled retiring CEO Alex McL Shaw at the RFBI Annual Review meeting in June 2016 and thanked Alex on behalf of our clients and their families. Alex and Mary are continuing their friendship with Forsight Australia. We also farewelled retiring Chairman Ken Thompson and will miss Ken and Nita at our functions and meetings.

New CEO Frank Price and Chairman David Adams took over from July 2016 and are carrying on Alex and Ken’s good work with a huge number of people in their care. Frank Price and David Adams will be visiting our group home in Coniston on 29 May 2017 to meet our clients, our Regional Manager Scott McPhillips and our team of Disability Support Workers to hear about and see first hand the supports we are providing.