Warwick gives big to telethon
AS AUSTRALIA rallies around our farmers today, donating what cash they can, community members of Warwick are digging deep to do their part.
At today's telethon morning event at Leslie Park, the Lions Club Warwick donated $1000 to the cause.
Presenting a cheque to the Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise, the local groups were amazed by everyone's generosity.
"Knowing there are people who care about the drought and what farmers are going through, shows immense support to our country community,” Rotary president Laureen Vanderwolf said.
"The donations we receive today, locally and nationally, speaks volumes.”
Out in the community sourcing donations and raising spirits, Lions Warwick treasurer Jeff Ferguson said today's event would do wonders.
"All farmers have been hit tough, whether that's financially or mentally, and we want to do what we can to help support our farmers,” Mr Ferguson said.
"We have members who are farmers and it means a lot to them that the nation is seeing the hard work they put in every day.
"What's important about this donation is that it has come from the town to support local members.”
Partnered with Channel Nine for the Farmers Aid Telethon, Ms Vanderwolf and the Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise were proud to be of assistance.
"It's great to be able to bring support to a national event on a local level,” Ms Vanderwolf said.
"Today's fundraising will help to provide assistance for all of our farmers' needs.
"Whether it's assisting in buying hay, easing bill payments or putting food on the tables, it's all going towards helping our farmers.”
Ms Vanderwolf said the national campaign was making changes for producers.
"It's giving them a sense of fulfilment and recognising their worth to the nation,” she said.
There's no sign of rain for our drought-ravaged farmers, but the generous donations of everyday Aussies continue to poor in a provide support.