Drought relief fun day
A GROUP of Nyora residents have banded together to put on a huge fundraising day for farmers in Queensland and New South Wales suffering from severe drought.
A small group of friends, including Janie Stace, Jess Trewin and Kerri McFarlane, have been seeing and hearing of the hardship farmers in Queensland and New South Wales have been facing.
In the grip of drought they are struggling to find feed for their cattle and sheep, and are reduced to selling or destroying their stock. Struggling to put food on their table and survive themselves, the three women heard and followed a few drought relief agencies on Facebook and wanted to help.
In the beginning it was going to be a barbecue with a few mates and it has now snowballed into something far bigger and better.
The “Farmily” Fun Day has been organised for this Sunday, February 21 at TGS-Metro Quarries site at Nyora, on the South Gippsland Highway where the working horse and tractor rally takes place near the Lang Lang Golf Club.
There is loads of family fun including a kidz zone with jumping castles, animal nursery, face painting, photo booth, fairy floss and popcorn, a massive silent auction, 25 raffle prizes on the day, whip cracking demonstration, car and bike display, market stalls, working vintage engines, clydesdales, live music including Ruckus, Gary Hunt and Greg Kirkland.
Catering is being provided by Koo Wee Rup and Bass Valley Lions and also Melbourne Spit hire.
The razzle dazzle cinema is showing pictures and stories of how farmers are affected by the drought and also the help they are receiving, the downside and upside of drought.
All proceeds raised at the “Farmily” Day will be donated to Drought Angels, Aussie Helpers, Buy a Bale and Beyond Blue. “All these groups work tirelessly to help farmers and we want to help them as much as we can,” Mrs Stace said.
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