Social media and news articles have saturated the internet with the diabolical problems faced by farmers throughout Queensland yet a group of local and metro businesses have come up with a way to help our regions farmers.
These drought angels from The Buffs Club, Zealifi (Hospitality Training and Consulting), Global Beverage Solutions and Southern Cross Austereo head out on Friday November 9 to spend two nights in Bedourie.
Their aim is to help farmers in the Diamontina and Boulia Shires by bringing the communities together for a night filled with food, laughter, lifetime connections and months worth of donations.
Spokesperson Brooke Donnelly from the Buffs Club said currently 57.4% of Queensland is drought declared.
“We all wanted to do something that would help the farmers and communities in our own backyard – Right in the heart of our regions,” Ms Donnelly said.
Clout the Drought will be held at the Bedourie Shire Hall on Saturday November 10 from 6pm and everyone is invited.
The Lend a Hand to the Land campaign at The Buffs Club has raised $8400 and received plenty of items as donations.
We they think its fantastic that people on the coast are coming inland to us, to help out.The Buffs Club Marketing Manager Brooke Donnelly
“We have items from the community such as dog food, toiletry items and non-perishable foods, and some children’s books,” she said.
Zealifi, based in South east Queensland, raised funds through their Responsible Management of Licensed Venue (RMLV) courses in Brisbane and Global Beverage Solutions, an Australia-wide company, are donating two coffee machines to the Shires.
Southern Cross Austereo from Townsville helped the drought angels with fundraising and promoting.
Ms Donnelly said they think its fantastic that people on the coast are coming inland to us, to help out.
Representatives from each of the businesses will be attending the event to mingle with the locals and hand over the donations they have raised over the last few months.