Nippers help Buy a Bale for drought-stricken farmers

Farm gate: Nippers helping to Buy a Bale (right to left) Alby, Jasmine, Olivia, Van, Brady and Tomas. Picture: John Veage
Farm gate: Nippers helping to Buy a Bale (right to left) Alby, Jasmine, Olivia, Van, Brady and Tomas. Picture: John Veage

The Bate Bay surf clubs have joined the groundswell of support for the NSW farmers with a number of local initiatives.

North Cronulla Surf Club got the ball rolling and contributed more than $2000 dollars of money raised by club members towards the Channel 9 appeal.

So far a staggering $10,031,467 has been raised by this appeal to support drought-stricken farmers since it launched on August 2.

The donations are being administered by Rotary Australia and are being distributed to farmers in need with the help of the National Farmers’ Federation and the appeal is still open.

Elouera SLSC have been working hard supporting the Surf Lifesaving NSW program Rural Aid, with members to date donating around $1000.

Many surf lifesavers come from regional coastal areas, or have family or friends struggling on the land, and while many live near the coast, the drought affects are far reaching and more than $20,000 has been raised so far in this appeal.   

Cronulla and Wanda surf clubs have also been promoting a number of initiatives available to members and encouraging everybody to dig deep to help others.

While surf clubs are volunteer organisations that rely on the generosity of sponsors and fundraising to survive it is also important to support other people and the programs that support them.

You can donate here