After seeing several heartbreaking stories of Australian farmers not doing so well, it is clear that they need our help. Farmers in Queensland and Northern NSW need our help to keep their cattle, sheep and horses alive through one of the worst droughts in living history and after the cessation of live cattle exports, no wet season and fires. These stories have inspired several local businesses to pitch in and lend a hand.
Big names also jumping on board include Geelong’s power forward Tom Hawkins, who donated $200 per Geelong goal on last week’s game against Hawthorn, with Woolworths matching his $200, and Morris Finance donating $1000 per Geelong goal, raising a whopping $11,200 for the Buy a Bale fund.
Here’s a list of local businesses in Geelong donating what they can do help our farmers
-C&M Creations: 10% of all of their Father’s Day dessert giftboxes to the Buy a Bale Fund – www.facebook.com/cmplatters
Wooshka Photobooths are donating a portion per booth hire: https://www.facebook.com/wooshkaphotobooths/
Revive Hair, Skin and Body – $1 for every brow wax this month: https://www.facebook.com/revivegeelong/
The Wax Gallery – $1 for every brow wax this month: https://www.facebook.com/waxgallerygeelongwest
Sam’s Beach: donating $10 from every appointment booked this month directly to Buy a Bale – www.facebook.com/samsbeachtanning
SJV Photography: donating 10% of each shoot package till the end of September – https://www.facebook.com/SjvPhotographyy
Vitalogy Custom Crafts: made personalised bumper stickers, with 100% of profits being split between Drought Angels & Burrumbuttock Hay Runners – www.facebook.com/vitalogycustomcrafts
Uncle Donut: donating $5 from every 6 pack sold to Buy a Bale – www.facebook.com/uncledonutgeelong
A handful of local pubs have also begun supporting the ‘Parma for a Farmer’ campaign, where a minimum of $1 for every Parmi sold, goes straight to Buy a Bale to help drought affected farmers.
So make sure you buy a Parma at the following venues to do your part.
-Murphys – $1 per Parmi sold in August to Buy a Bale
-The Barwon Club – $1 per Parmi sold in August to Buy a Bale
-Edge Geelong – $5 from every Parmi sold in August to Buy a Bale
-Lara Sporting Club – donating $1.50 per Parmi sold till the end of August to Buy a Bale
-Alfies Café – Alfies will be donating $10 for every Parmi sold on Friday nights between 5-8 for the month of August to the Buy A Bale foundation.
Forte’s chosen campaign to donate to is Buy a Bale and this is what your donation can get:
$20 can get a small bale of hay transported
$60 buys 3 $20 gift cards to put food on the table
$1000 buys a large bale of hay
$500 buys 5 large bales of hay
$1000 buys 10large bales of hay
$5700 buys a single trailer load of hay
and $9500 buys a semi-trailer of hay and transports it to an affected area (up to 900km
No matter how small or how large your donation is, every bit counts – so help our farmers today
Australian farmers are the backbone of our country. Donate now at www.buyabale.com.au/donate
Written by Chloe Cicero