Shire women are feeding drought stricken farmers in Drought Aid Campaign

Donations soar: Skymed Aeromedical has donated the use of its patient transport plane to the campaign.
Donations soar: Skymed Aeromedical has donated the use of its patient transport plane to the campaign.

Sutherland Shire's Jaclyn Bold and Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre at Caringbah have created the Drought Aid campaign to assist farmers and residents devastated by the ongoing drought in the NSW towns of Armidale, Guyra and Glenn Innes.

So far, her Go Fund Me campaign has raised $2695.

The money raised will be spent buying gift vouchers for food, water and supplies from the shops in these towns and will be distributed to residents. This will boost their economy and also provide food, water and personal supplies to people in need.

The second aspect of the Drought Aid campaign is to collect donations of water, non-perishable food and personal supplies, including nappies and toilet paper, to be delivered to these towns.

Shire support: Jaclyn Bold is backing a charity donation drive for farmers doing it tough.

Shire support: Jaclyn Bold is backing a charity donation drive for farmers doing it tough.

Fellow shire resident Robyn Hickey from Skymed Aeromedical has donated the use of its patient transport plane to the campaign. Skymed Aeromedical transported the first plane load of donations to Armidale last week - a whopping 322 kilograms worth of groceries.

Once the donations hit the ground in Armidale, The Rotary Clubs of Armidale and Guyra, along with the CWA of Guyra Evening Branch and a few businesses are collecting the donated items, turning them into hampers and distributing them to people in need.

The first delivery of donations resulted in 48 hampers being given to families and farmers in dire need of food and water.

Businesses can donate their excess stock, short dated stock, items they can no longer sell due to damaged packaging and items that have reached their best before date.

DONATION SITES

  • Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre - 5 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah
  • Corie's Hair Escape - 273 Willarong Road, Caringbah South
  • Sylvania Bowling Club - 22 Holt Rd, Sylvania
  • 90A Taren Rd, Caringbah South (leave on verandah)
  • 11 Grevillea Grove, Heathcote (leave on verandah)
  • 50 Tasman Street, Kurnell (leave on verandah)
  • 18 Fourth Avenue, Loftus (leave on verandah).
  • Villa 8/56-60 St George's Road, Bexley (leave on verandah)

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