DIG DEEP: Today Show host Karl Stefanovic will help Warwick rally together to support our heroes on the land.
DIG DEEP: Today Show host Karl Stefanovic will help Warwick rally together to support our heroes on the land. Elyse Wurm

Fun carnival planned for national telethon filmed in Warwick

HERE'S a chance to appear on live national TV and support a worthy cause as the Today Show comes back to Warwick.

Hop out of bed Monday morning and make your way to Leslie Park for the national Farm Aid Telethon.

Starting at 9am, the day will be filled with hilarious challenges involving the mighty calendar firefighters, a local tug of war contest and mayhem with adorable racing piglets.

The carnival atmosphere will continue at Leslie Park until 4pm and will include a free community sausage sizzle.

Southern Downs mayor Tracy Dobie said the event was a wonderful opportunity for the region to come together.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to put our region in the spotlight of a national audience and a chance for those farmers who are doing it tough to enjoy some positivity and have some fun."

"The broadcast has encouraged and brought light to farmers in the community to know they are not alone and it's highlighting the amount of support coming through for those in need.

"Accreditation is deserved for the groups and organisations involved on the day who have come together in such a short timeline."

All donations will go to Rotary Australia and will be administered to relief organisations who can address the immediate needs of farmers.

Monday's telethon will see Nine Queensland's Melissa Downes, Andrew Lofthouse, Garry Youngberry and Aislin Kriukelis interview those who are doing it tough and present special reports, all the while encouraging viewers across Australia to dig deep and donate.

Overwhelmed by the public's initiative to help, Channel Nine launched the drought relief fund at the start of the month and has raised close to $4million.



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