‘We’re for the Bush’ Appeal sends 123 tonnes of hay to drought-affected town

The partners of the ‘We’re for the Bush’ Appeal including The Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 2GB and the NSW Farmers Association, today announced that on Saturday 22 February, a convoy of four trucks carrying 123 tonnes of hay will be delivered to Walgett – a drought-declared rural town in north-west New South Wales.

The hay, which will help nourish cattle and livestock in the area, was purchased with the initial donations from the thousands of Australians who have contributed to the Appeal.

Since launch, the Appeal has raised over $383,000. This brings the combined total to almost $500,000 including contributions offered from the Appeal partners.

The convoy will leave Corowa in Southern New South Wales, arrive in Walgett on Sunday 23 February and be welcomed by the Walgett Shire Council with a free community event at the local showgrounds. The Appeal partners will offer free breakfast, entertainment for families and children’s activities at the event and Channel 9 through Weekend Today will be broadcasting live.

The Mayor of Walgett Shire Council, Bill Murray, will be present as the hay is delivered and distributed to needy farmers.

To donate to the ‘We’re for the Bush’ Appeal, click here.

19 February 2014