Manly based children’s charity Royal Far West has received a $650k donation from a benefactor.

The gift of $650k to Royal Far West was made by The James G. Boswell Foundation, following the sale of Australian farming and cotton operations known as Auscott Limited to Australian Food and Fibre in May this year.

CEO of Royal Far West Jacqueline Emery said they were grateful for the donation they received yesterday (Thursday, 16 September) and would put it to good use.

Jacqueline Emery

Jacqueline Emery

“We are honoured to be selected for this incredible donation and with the gift being unrestricted, it means we will be able to use it where we see the most need. After some of the most challenging times for Australian country families, this wonderful gesture by The James G. Boswell Foundation will give hundreds of country kids the chance to thrive,” said Ms Emery.

In 1921, Mr James Griffin Boswell founded J. G. Boswell Company, a farm and agricultural supply enterprise based in California, U.S. In 1947, he established The James G. Boswell Foundation, supporting education, health, youth development and the environment.

Representing J. G. Boswell Company, former CEO of Auscott Ashley Power said they were proud to support an organisation that helped rural children.

Ashley Power

Ashley Power

“The Boswell Company is proud of its involvement and relationship with the rural communities it has operated in since 1963 and on the sale of Auscott, we are pleased to provide this gift to say thank you.

“Royal Far West helps young children in rural areas at a most critical stage in their educational and behavioural development, which dramatically changes future outcomes. This is not only an extraordinary benefit for these young people and their families, but also as these young people grow to be part of the community, it supports the growth and welfare of these rural communities for many years to come,” said Mr Power.

Royal Far West supports rural and remote children’s developmental, mental and behavioural health so they can reach their full potential. With fundraising activities hampered by COVID-19 restrictions, the large donation is particularly helpful. Donations to support the activities of Royal Far West can be made online.

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