More than 100 trucks and 170 trailers full of hay are ready to deliver hay to drought-stricken farmers. There is just one problem: fuel money.
Organiser of the Burrumbuttock to Bourke Hay Runners, Brendan Farrell, has organised donated hay, trucks and drivers to head to Aramac in Queensland.
With 120 trucks lined up to go, it will be the largest hay run in the world.
To date, $62,000 has been raised but more is needed to get the trucks there and back.
“At this stage, each truck will only get $500,” Mr Farrell said.
“That won’t even get them half way.”
For each truck to drive the 3500-kilometre round trip, they will require $2500 in fuel money.
Caltex has donated $10,000 but more is needed.
“We need to try and kick the tin and keep the dream alive,” Mr Farrell said.
“If people can donate $5, $10 or even 50 cents, it all helps.”
Businesses can sponsor a truck for $2000 and have their banner displayed on the side.
The run is set to leave Burrumbuttock on January 7.
Monetary donations are handled by the Rotary Club of Sydney. To donate:
BSB: 062 438; ACC: 10211156; Description: Drought Appeal
Or Donate to Drought Angels
You can donate atwww.cfsc.org.au and choose donate now and then choose Drought Angels option. You can direct depost at:
CBA; BSB: 064409; Account: 10175749; Name: Drought Angels
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