Mounties Team Up To Help Aussie Farmers Affected By The Drought Crisis

27 Aug 2018

This month Mounties Group has committed to raising important funds to support Australian farmers who have been hit the hardest from our nations serious drought issue.

Their first initiative kicked off on 13 August. The club presented a cheque for $20,000 to Jack Berne’s ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ campaign. This initiative encouraged school children across NSW to get involved, by dressing up as farmers for the day and donating five dollars to the drought relief cause.

Mounties Group has also launched a ‘GoFundMe’ campaign. This campaign will be promoted to Mounties members, suppliers, sponsors, and community with the goal of raising $50,000. Mounties will be kick starting this campaign with a $20,000 donation.

Additionally, Mounties will be hosting Family Farm Day on Saturday, 1 September, the first day of Spring. The club will host a petting zoo with baby animals on their Outdoor Terrace from 11.00am – 2.00pm, encouraging a five-dollar donation for entry. On Sunday, 2 September, Harbord Diggers will host their ‘kindi farm’, and will also be asking for contributions.

On Friday, 31 August, Saturday, 1 September and Saturday, 2 September Mounties Group employees will also be getting involved. Staff will be encouraged participate in ‘Flanno for the Farmers’, where they’ll wear flannel with their uniforms to support farmers and offer a donation to partake.

All seven of Mounties Group venues will be participating in fundraising.

Kevin Ingram, Mounties Group President, said: “It’s truly devastating what’s happening in our rural areas, and we are committed to making a difference. Our donations will be used to provide hay, diesel, water, hampers and more to farmers who have being affected by one of the worst droughts in centuries. We look forward to kick starting these initiatives and hope that we can inspire members of the community to get involved.”

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