Beat the drought by raising a glass to farmers
EVERYONE who watches the news and sees the dreadful plight of drought affected farmers, wishes they could do something about it.
Australian farmers are suffering through the worst drought on record. Stories of catastrophic livestock and crop losses come into our living room through the news almost nightly.
Often it is too hard to think our small help could make a difference and we turn away from the television.
But not so the residents at Nature's Edge Buderim, led by Bryan Hughes and his fellow social committee members. They are calling on all over 50's lifestyle and retirement communities to join them in fundraising for these farmers by simply donating 50 cents from every drink bought at social events.
Bryan Hughes said Nature's Edge Buderim will donate 50 cents from every drink sold over the bar for the next four weeks, giving the money to Sunshine Coast based aid organisation Drought Angels.
Tash Johnston, co-founder of Drought Angels, says there's a massive shortage of feed for livestock in Queensland. One truckload of hay costs more than $10,000 and lasts just three days to a week at most.
Mr Hughes is aiming to raise more than $500 over the next four weeks.
"It's easy to forget how tough it is for people on the land. We're lucky to live on the Sunshine Coast and it's only right we try to help where we can," he said.
"We hope other retirement community social clubs will join us in fundraising for this important cause."
If you'd like to be involved telephone Nature's Edge Buderim on 1800218898 or go to naturesedgebuderim.com.au.