Stories of Support

Farm Table - Various

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These are just some of the stories about individuals, organisations and communities banding together to provide support for drought-affected farmers. Thank you for all that you do.
  • Parkes children raise funds

    Parkes children raise money for drought affected farmers (Western Magazine, February 1 2019) The Parkes children, together with G8 Education early learning centres across the country, held sausage sizzles, farmer dress-up days and more to raise the money, to raise a combined $15,764.70.
  • WA volunteers

    Volunteers ‘deliver hope’ to drought-affected farmers (Cally Dupe and Jenne Brammer, The West Australian, January 31 2019) Tired and weary but satisfied, dozens of volunteer hay runners have returned to WA after delivering 3500 tonnes of feed to drought-stricken parts of NSW. The four-day journey took the troops from Norseman
  • Training Support

    Training support for drought affected farmers (Matt Collins, South Burnett Times, January 30 2019) TAFE Queensland’s Rural Support Training Program started today with Esk, Warwick and Kingaroy the first areas to benefit. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said the program provides much needed training support to farmers
  • RuralAid

    Rural Aid will deliver hay to drought affected NSW regions (Western Magazine, January 20 2019) Rural Aid has announced hay deliveries will be made to drought-affected NSW areas this year as blistering conditions are forecast to continue throughout 2019.
  • Charity duplication

    Drought coordinator responds to concerns of charity duplication (Sally Cropps, QCF, 5 December 2018) Speaking after a two-way information exchange with primary producers at Warwick last month, General Day said while there had been some challenges with charities, the work was being done by great Australians trying to help their fellow citizens in a
  • Resource sector support

    Drought support: Resources sector backs Qld farmers (QCL, 4 December 2018) QUEENSLAND’s resources sector has backed drought affected farming communities, contributing more than $800,000 to several drought relief organisations.
  • Wauchope dinner

    Drought dinner at Wauchope RSL raises thousands (Laura Polson, Wauchope Gazette, 30 November 2018) More than $10,000 was raised for drought affected farmers at Wauchope Show Society and Footprints in Ag Drought Breaker Dinner. The event was held at Wauchope RSL club on October 13.
  • Charity rugby league event

    League funds for drought aid climb to $18K (Pam McKay, Morning News, 30 November 2018) The total raised for Drought Angels from last weekend’s charity rugby league event will be “close to $18,000, if not a bit more”, according to Mitch Berry.
  • IGA spirit

    Ashcrofts channel community’s spirit to help drought relief (Max Stainkamph, Central Western Daily, 29 November 2018) Ashcroft’s IGA has helped lead the way as stores all across the country have raised over $750,000 to support farmers impacted by drought through customer’s and their own donations.
  • Survey Drought Resilience

    Survey invite to help increase resilience to drought (Tenterfield Star, 29 Novembr 2018) The survey is part of a research project focusing on the link between drought, wellbeing and the ways people adapt and cope with adversity. The project is being conducted by researchers from the Centre for Water, Climate and
  • Vic Red Cross

    Red Cross expands drought grants to eastern Victorian farmers (Emma Field, ABC, 12 November 2018) More help is now available to farming families coping with the drought in Victoria. The Red Cross drought appeal has raised more than $10 million and they will use part of these funds to offer assistance to
  • Jon Stevens

    Jon Stevens pens moving song for drought charity Rural Aid (Western Magazine, 22 October 2018) The effects of the drought and a recently released song by a well-known Australian singer, have more in common than one might initially think.
  • WA farmer’s donation

    The final straw: WA donation goes begging as drought devastates farmers (Jane Marwick, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 October 2018) McGill said he wanted to donate straw from a crop of barley that would be harvested in coming months. He surmised the crop, once baled, would be worth about $70,000 on
  • Veterans assist

    Military veterans combat outback drought while regaining a sense of self (Aneeta Bhole, ABC Rural, 17 October 2018) A group of army veterans who have served in some of the toughest wars in history have travelled hundreds of kilometres to a different hostile environment — drought-affected Queensland.
  • Unsure where money is going

    Drought Co-ordinator unsure where $50m for drought-affected farmers is going (SASCHA O’SULLIVAN, The Australian, 11 October 2018) Drought Co-ordinator Major General Stephen Day has said he does not know where the approximately $50 million donated to drought-affected farmers is going.
  • Formal for Farmers

    Formal for Farmers offers up donated formal wear to drought-stricken locals (Billy Jupp, Inverell Times, 11 October 2018) AS formal season kicks off across the region, drought-affected locals will be spoiled for choice thanks to thousands of generous donations from across the nation.
  • Help from Epping

    Epping community lends a hand to drought farmers (Laura Mitchell, Star Weekly, 11 October 2018) Epping North residents have thrown their support behind farmers affected by drought, raising close to $3600 for Rural Aid.
  • Woolworths extends 10c

    Woolworths extends range of drought relief milk to support dairy farmers (ALEXANDRA LASKIE, The Weekly Times, 10 October 2018) From this week the supermarket chain will sell 2L and 3L milk cartons for $2.20 and $3.30 respectively, with the extra 10 cents a litre collected by Italian dairy giant Parmalat
  • Help with forms

    Drought forms help given free to farmers finding it ‘too hard’ (Carolyn Millet, Northern Daily Leader, 5 October 2018) She says dozens of people have come to her, desperate for help but finding the application process too hard. “Some bureaucratic d***head in Sydney who thinks they know everything about farming
  • Pre-school funding

    $44,300 drought relief funding for Myall Lakes preschools 2018 (Great Lakes Advocate, 26 September 2018) Bulahdelah Pre-School, Great Lakes Children’s Centre and Nabiac and District Pre-School will benefit from a slice of $44,300 in drought relief funding for community preschools across the Myall Lakes region.
  • WA truckie and his hay

    WA truckie’s homegrown charity carrying $100,000 of hay across Nullarbor for drought-affected NSW farmers (Kit Mochan, Tara de Landgrafft, ABC Rural, 26 September 2018) In just four weeks, with the help of his wife, Glenn ‘Yogi’ Kendall and fellow driver Peter Wright amassed more than $100,000 worth of hay and
  • St Joseph’s Dinner

    St Joseph’s progressive dinner raises drought funds (Donna Ward, Tenterfield Sta, 24 September 2018) The ‘progressive dinner’ has made a comeback to Tenterfield with St Joseph’s Primary School Parents and Friends Association (P&F) hosting a dinner on Friday night, September 21 taking in some of the town’s best eateries.
  • Supercars auction

    Supercars auction to help farmers battling the drought (Rachel Chamberlain, Central Western Daily, 23 September 2018) RACE fans are encouraged to support drought-affected farmers by placing a bid in a special auction that Supercars is hosting.
  • Tamworth Students

    McCarthy Tamworth students donate to Vinnies drought fund (Carolyn Millet, Northern Daily Leader, 18 September 2018) The students set themselves a goal to raise $20,000 for families battling drought, through a sponsored walkathon, bake sale, talent quest and more.
  • Dudley Hospital

    Drought relief: Dudley hospital waives farmers’ fees and co-payments (David Fitzsimons, Western Magazine, 13 September 2018) Dudley Private Hospital will waive hospital excess fee and co-payments for farmers as part of a campaign to aid drought relief.
  • HSC students

    Drought affected HSC students getting a leg up to tertiary education (Chris Bath, Northern Daily Leader, 12 September 2018) The Universities Admission Centre have launched their own drought relief initiative aimed at helping hundreds of students that have been stretching their hours between study and working on the family farm.
  • Hospital fees waived

    Private hospitals waive charges for drought stricken farmers  (The Queensland Times, 10 September 2018) PRIVATE hospital operator Ramsay Health Care will waive hospital excess fees and payments to make it easier for struggling farmers to access treatment.
  • Bathurst Driving for Drought

    Registrations now open for the Bathurst Driving for Drought 1000 (Western Advocate, 10 September 2018) Registrations are now open for Bathurst Regional Council’s Driving for Drought 1000 fundraiser at Mount Panorama on Sunday, October 28.
  • Charity focus

    Drought co-ordinator to meet charities this week to focus fundraising efforts (Miranda Wood,, 9 September 2018) THE country’s new Drought Co-ordinator will target charities to ensure the goodwill of Australians — and their donations — helps farmers and communities “most in need”.
  • Milk price rise

    Supermarket raises milk price in support of drought-affected farmers (Yahoo, 9 September 2018) While Coles and Woolworths have so far failed to up the price of milk to ease the financial pressure on dairy farmers in NSW and Queensland, an IGA in Milton, near Ulladulla, has risen the price of
  • Narromine workshop

    NSW drought: CWA and Lifeline Central West to host free workshops to help farmers (Narromine News, 8 September 2018) The free Workshop in Narromine will be held on October 10 at the CWA rooms on the corner of Nymagee street and third avenue between 1pm and 5pm.
  • $1m Fiver for a Farmer

    Fiver for a Farmer campaign raises $1m in just five weeks (June Ramli,, 7 September 2018) A SCHOOLBOY has raised a whopping $1 million for drought-stricken farmers from a humble school campaign launched five weeks ago.
  • Glut and gain

    One grower’s glut is another’s gain: Sweet potato donations help farmers through drought (Eliza Goetze, ABC Wide Bay, 6 September 2018) But growers Shana and Russell Mortimer have teamed up with a drought charity to send truckloads of the root vegetable as livestock feed to drought-stricken farmers and spurred other
  • Magnificent teens

    McCarthy Catholic College drought fundraiser aims for $20,000 (Carolyn Millet, Northern Daily Leader, 5 September 2018) McCarthy Catholic College students and staff will work with the St Vincent de Paul Society to get cash and items to people in need. They’ve been collecting non-perishable food, and will raise money with a
  • Bowls for Bales

    Bowls for Bales at Forster Bowling Club drought relief appeal 2018 (Great Lakes Advocate, 5 September 2018) Forster Bowling Club held a fundraising bowls day on Saturday, September 1 to raise money for the drought relief appeal. The event, titled ‘Bowls for Bales’ raised more than $3000 for the cause; a
  • Aussie Disposal’s Gala

    Locals driving drought relief (Alex Ford, The Gippsland Times, 4 September 2018) ONE of several initiatives popping up across the district, there was a massive line around the corner for Sale’s Aussie Disposals’ drought relief gala on Thursday evening. As well as heaps of specials, 10 per cent of the profits
  • Lifeline and CWA

    NSW drought: Lifeline, CWA team up to help farmers (Nadine Morton, Western Advocate, 3 September 2018) PRACTICAL conversations around wellbeing, domestic and family violence, financial abuse, mental health and suicide prevention are vital during a drought, Lifeline Central West chief executive officer Stephanie Robinson says.
  • Drought Tourism

    Drought tourism: ‘Not a hand out, but a helping hand’ (Julie Power, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 September 2018) There were no Joe Blows, amenities, generators or loud parties at an isolated campsite on a dry hilly farm at Limekilns outside Bathurst this weekend. Just a pretty creek bubbling up from
  • Where does buck go?

    Where’s your buck going? An update on your drought donations (Ben Fordham, 2GB, 3 September 2018) Major organisations, sports teams, families and generous individuals have reached into their pockets to help our struggling farmers. Macquarie Media, Fairfax Media and Buy A Bale joined forces to launch The Big Dry Drought Appeal, to
  • Hay Mate Drought Relief

    Daryl Braithwaite on why he is singing at Hay Mate drought relief concert (Jack Morphet, The Sunday Telegraph, 2 September 2018) AUSSIE rock legend Daryl Braithwaite knows what it’s like to be doing it tough — he had to dig ditches before resurrecting his career — so he really feels
  • Why do people help?

    Why these people are helping drought-affected farmers (Tim Lee, Landline, 2 September 2018) What motivates us to open our hearts and wallets? It’s an especially timely question, as the widespread drought in the eastern states worsens with every rainless day, and when the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts relief may be
  • Thanks to volunteers

    Governor-General thanks volunteers amid ‘slow, ongoing tragedy’ of the drought (Moyra Shields, ABC Riverina, 2 September 2018) Sir Peter, who is the patron of the Red Cross, has personally thanked the charity’s volunteers for their work helping people affected by the drought. He said the $10.5 million raised in the recent
  • #dirtroaddollars

    Support the #dirtroaddollars drought appeal (Glen Porteous, The Observer, 1 September 2018) HERE’S how you can shed that winter weight and help our farmers in drought one step at a time with the #dirtroaddollars appeal. Gladstone residents can now snap and share their walk or run in support of the
  • Oatley Lions Club

    Oatley Lions’ drought relief reaches farmers in western NSW (Jim Gainsford, The Leader, 30 August 2018) Oatley Lions Club has raised $16,000 to date in the Need for Feed Project to assist farmers and their families affected by the drought. The Lions’ fundraising efforts follows a request from Lions Clubs in western
  • Crazy for Ewe

    Crazy for Ewe drought drive brings relief to Yeoval farmers (Taylor Jurd, Western Magazine, 29 August 2018) A mammoth effort from volunteers in Victoria to provide drought relief to farmers in central west NSW has been labelled a huge success, organisers say. On the weekend of August, 26, the 12 volunteers from
  • National Strategy Needed

    Climate change making drought worse, farmers’ federation chief says (Gabrielle Chan, The Guardian, 29 August 2018) Fiona Simson says people have been tiptoeing around the subject for too long and it is time for a national strategy
  • Lithgow Community Service

    Lithgow Employment Service makeover for ‘Farmers Friday’ (Phoebe Moloney, Lithgow Mercury, 28 August 2018) Staff at a Lithgow employment service transformed themselves and their Mort Street office to help raise over $20,000 for drought-affected farmers. Chris Champkin, Annette McPhail, Nichole Strain and Shaylee Thomas participated in a nation-wide ‘Farmers Friday’ run by
  • Morrisset weekend event

    Morisset weekend drought relief event raises more than $20,000 worth of stock feed, pet food (David Stewart, Lakes Mail, 28 August 2018) MORE than $20,000 worth of stock feed, pet food, water and household items was donated at the drought relief event at Morisset Showground over the weekend. The items
  • Donated Fruit Off-Cuts

    Aussie Helpers welcomes donated fruit and vegetables from Flemington markets in Sydney (Billy Jupp, Namoi Valley Independent, 27 August 2018) DROUGHT-stricken farmers across the region have benefited from the arrival of stock feed from the Flemington fruit market in Sydney. With the first delivery arriving on Friday evening, Aussie Helpers
  • Turf Club Race Day

    Turf club’s race day to fight drought raises $12k (South Coast Register, 28 August 2018) The Shoalhaven City Turf Club’s great day out to fight the drought race day was a raging success with more than $12,000 raised for local farmers. Gate takings, the many donations from attendees, raffles and
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