The drought has affected so many farming communities throughout New South Wales. Life on the land is never easy, but with 99.3 percent of New South Wales declared as in drought or heading towards drought, it’s clear farmers are really suffering. Farmers need support, and thankfully over recent months, there has been action both at a government level and a local level. Here in Gunnedah, the local community has really banded together to support farming families with a series of fundraising efforts.
Gunnedah Drought Fundraisers
- In July two megalitres of water was offered to farmers in Gunnedah free of charge. The water was being used to test the town’s new Olympic swimming pool and the council did not want the water going to waste.
- The Rotary Club of Gunnedah registered their own Gunnedah Drought Relief Project with RAWCS
- Two drought events were held on the weekend of 22nd/23rd September. A farmers family fun day was held by Real Life Church to give farming families a chance to:
And a fundraising afternoon tea hosted by the CWA raised $451 for the local community.
- Tying in with the school holidays, PCYC NSW hosted a free Fun For Kids event in Gunnedah on October 5. Aiming to help young people forget about their troubles , the day included plenty of sports, a barbeque and a movie.
As proud Gunnedah locals, we try and help out our local farmers whenever we can. Whether it’s with a donation or lending a helping hand, we are here to support the community.