Businesses in Kurrajong are aiming to raise more than $10,000 for farmers affected by drought in the bush, by becoming collection points for the Buy A Bale campaign.
Ray White Kurrajong has set up collection points for the campaign at all of its open homes, as well its Kurrajong office.
The business has also put collection points into various shops and businesses throughout the Hawkesbury, including at Sciberras Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, and Goodie Goodie Gum Drops Café also in Kurrajong.
“In our first week of the initiative we have raised just over $1,500,” a statement from Ray White Kurrajong owner/operators Katherina and Gavin Adams said.
“Our objective is to collect at least $10,500 at which point we can arrange to have a semi-trailer load of hay sent to a drought stricken area on behalf of the Kurrajong and wider Hawkesbury community.”
The reaction in the community had been “amazing”, with many more businesses offering to take collection tubs, they stated.
“We partnered up with the Travelling Food Fest to take donations. Aware that our farmers provide the amazing food that was on offer, the response amongst the crowd was fantastic,” the statement said.
The business also held its fifth movie night at the Richmond Regent Theatre on July 30, with clients and community members encouraged to make a gold coin donation towards the campaign.
“Ray White began his business out of an old shed in Crows Nest, Queensland, selling predominately farm equipment and auctioning livestock,” the statement said. “Rural values and the plight of our farmers have always remained at the core within Ray White and at Ray White Kurrajong we are proud to be able to offer as much help as we possibly can.”
To donate, go to the Ray White Kurrajong Go Fund Me Page – www.gofundme.com/save-a- farmer-buy-a-bale.