This year, 10% of the funds raised will be donated to Rural Aid Australia. Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a central point of focus for rural communities who require assistance, particularly those affected by fire, drought, flood and other natural disasters.
The starting point for Rural Aid was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which to date has distributed over $4.5 million worth of fodder to farmers around Australia. On top of the Buy a Bale initiative, Rural Aid offers many programs with rebuilding and repairing being the focus. These include the Farm Rescue and Weekend Warriors programs, as well as the Farm Army job board where farmers can the find the help that they need.
This charity is close to many of our hearts, as many of our peers come from remote and rural backgrounds, whilst others have spent much of their holidays on properties for placement. During these times we have all witnessed, either firsthand or as onlookers, the hardships that Australian farmers face. For more information about Rural Aid visit https://www.ruralaid.org.au/