The chosen charity for Vets Uncovered 2021 is Rural Aid Australia. Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a helping hand to rural Australia through and after weather events such as bushfires, drought and floods. The charity has set up multiple successful and well-known projects to help communities during these events, including Buy a Bale, Farm Army and Farm Rescue. In 2018 came a push for more attention around mental health and wellness, so they developed a fully funded, specialised counselling program. This program has been a huge support for many during the challenges and anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rural Aid is very close to the hearts of all of us at Vets Uncovered 2021, with some of us hailing from rural Australia and all of us spending the last few years completing our industry placements on properties. We have witnessed first hand the hardships that Australian farmers have faced, from extreme droughts to the devastation of floods and bushfires. The year 2020 and COVID-19 have brought further challenges for Australian farmers, so we are proud to announce that we will be DONATING 50% OF ALL FUNDS RAISED to RURAL AID AUSTRALIA