Grenfell’s newly appointed TAFE Services Coordinator, Tracey Mackay, last month decided to jump on board with a very worthy group that was formed to assist our Aussie Farmers doing it tough during ongoing devastating drought conditions.
The group titled ‘Doing it for our Farmers’ are a bunch of volunteers who are dedicated to supporting farmers experiencing tough times in this drought.
Tracey arranged for the Grenfell TAFE campus to be a local ‘drop off point’ for Grenfell and Weddin Shire residents wanting to lend a hand by donating staple items for farming families.
“Anything we can do together as communities to benefit our farming families through this extremely difficult time is just so worthy,” said Tracey.
“Residents of Grenfell and the Weddin Shire can leave their non-perishable items at the Grenfell TAFE and be assured they will go directly to our farmers in need.”
Staff and students at Grenfell Public School held a ‘Farm Day’ fundraiser last Thursday, July 5, where everyone dressed as farmers and bought along an item for donation.
As you can see the fundraiser was an outstanding success with over 16 boxes (and still counting) of items being collected for our Aussie Farmers. What a terrific result.
It is tragic that a lot of farming families are going without the daily necessities in order to have more cash to feed their livestock. Money and non-perishable staple items received during the donation drive will go directly to those who need it most.
Grenfell and surrounding villages’ local drop off point is the TAFE Campus located on the corner of East and Rose Streets, Grenfell.
More information can be found on Facebook by searching ‘Doing it for our Farmers Toiletries Drive’