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TOYOTA AUSTRALIA RAISES MORE THAN $270,000 FOR DROUGHT-STRICKEN COMMUNITIES

Over $240,000 raised through $10 ticket sales in the Raffle for Resilience 
Winner of the one-of-a-kind Toyota LandCruiser 200 Sahara announced Money to be distributed by leading rural charity, Rural Aid.

Toyota Australia has raised more than $240,000 through its Raffle for Resilience and announced the winner of the major prize – a custom built Toyota LandCruiser 200 Sahara, worth more than $144,500.

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Way Out West sponsorshsip

Rural Aid was pleased to sponsor the Way Out West Music Fest in Winton over the weekend.

The four day festival boasted internationally renowned music, including superstar headliners Missy Higgins, Amy Shark, John Williamson, Redgum and many more. It was our opportunity to support a local outback community that was impacted by the devastating floods earlier this year.

With their own farmers devastated by the natural disaster, the Winton community pulled together to provide mateship for their surrounding districts across northern Queensland and offered up the festival as a meeting place to heal.

The event, in its second year after a triumphant sell-out in 2018, created a new meeting place for Queenslanders from all over the state to meet and participate in a true outback experience.


MAKE A BALE

Rural Aid has created an amazing new way to shower you with knowledge of rural communities, the agricultural industry and country life.

Each level of the game gives points for grass collection until the player wishes to redeem for Rural Aid merchandise.

As you make your way through the levels, you will learn the in and outs of making hay bales and hurdles our farmers face.

To play the game, visit: www.makeabale.com.au


Adopt a Farmer

Farming families across Australia suffering through drought, fire and flood need our assistance.

By donating to this Adopt a Farmer Campaign, 100% of all funds will be distributed to farmers registered through Rural Aid’s support programs by issuance of Rural Aid Visa cards.

Register your school for this fundraising campaign to support farmers across Australia. Register Now

For more information, visit: www.adoprafarmer.com.au


Black Tie & Boots Ball

An elegant evening of fundraising and to increase the awareness of Rural Aid’s programs and initiatives – a charity dedicated to improving the living standards of communities in rural Australia.

Rural Aid’s Black Tie & Boots Ball in 2018 was a brilliant Gala event. Check out this years Events date and places.

Visit: www.blacktieandboots.com.au


Join In for Parma for a Farmer

With many farmers suffering through one of the worst Droughts Australia has experienced; Parma for a Framer is an effort to help raise money for those in the need.

Parma for a farmer is an initiative that sees clubs and hotels donate proceeds from parma sales to help drought stricken farmers.

Parma For A Farmer is an exciting initiative to engage with hotels, clubs, restaurants, eateries across Australia who have agreed to give $1 for every parm sold to our Buy a Bale Campaign.

Register for Parma for a Farmer…

For more information, visit: www.parmaforafarmer.com.au


Buy a Cow Campaign

Rural Aid has launched this specific fundraising campaign to help flood affected farmers in North West Queensland rebuild their herd numbers.

500,000 cattle lost is a massive hit to the industry. Many of these family farming operations have lost their core breeders which will take them years to replace.

Many farmers will have NO income for at least 12 or 18 months, maybe longer. This campaign is practical support. We’re hoping to raise $15000 to give to each of the farming families affected by this massive natural disaster. That’s a total of $7.5million dollars we’re hoping to raise.

Every little bit you can give will help us provide these families with assistance. $20, $50, $500 , it will all add up.

For more information, visit: www.buyacow.com.au


KEITH URBAN HITS THE RIGHT NOTE

When Keith Urban announced a no frills benefit concert at the Tamworth Town Hall we all wanted tickets to see the show.  So you can imagine our surprise to find that Keith had chosen Rural Aid as the beneficiary of said concert. What a night it was with Keith starting the show with his hit Coming Home, the crowd went wild and sang along to every tune for the rest of the night.

Having Keith back on our shores and performing in Tamworth where he said “I think this is all really where it all started for me” was a real treat and his generosity to our Australian farmers was admirable, donating the ticket price to Rural Aid for drought relief.

Rural Aid CEO and Co-founders Charles and Tracey Alder had the opportunity to meet and thank Keith personally before the concert and were thrilled to have Keith use his platform to inspire others to support Rural Aid and it’s program initiatives to support Australian farmers.

@KeithUrban: SO psyched to be playing the legendary Tamworth Town Hall tonite in support of Rural Aid that helps so many families in need!!!!!! It’ll be a nite to remember!!!!!! – KU


Phoebe Jay Music

Young Australian Country singer Phoebe Jay joins with one of the world’s greatest guitarists Tommy Emmanuel to raise funds for Rural Aid’s Suicide Prevention Campaign with Free Air.

Phoebe Jay is a young country music singer songwriter, living around the cane-fields of Bundaberg. This wonderfully, talented young Australian singer’s melodic tones and harmonies mix traditional, classic country with a twist creating a new and vibrant sound.

Now, national number one with single Rollercoaster Ride under her belt she sets out to bring awareness to the issue Australian Farmer Suicide with the release of her next album Free Air featuring Tommy Emmanuel to help raise funds for Rural Aid’s Suicide Prevention Campaign.  Bringing awareness of our rural people and the wider community who are at risk of taking their own lives.

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OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS

“This hay is a godsend” – Rick Carlson

With NSW, Australia, drought declared 100% in August 2018.

More than 4000 farmers across the nation have registered for assistance with Rural Aid.


Everyone needs to talk sometime

As humans, we are connected, in more ways than just genetics.
It’s those connections that bring communities together when faced with adversity – fires, floods, storms and droughts.


The kindness of strangers

Many farmers across Australia are facing some of the most difficult conditions to continue operating their business in. Global commodity prices, export issues, weather extremes and marginal profits – and that’s all out of their control.