Twelve off-road vehicles travelled in convoy to visit Canowindra recently to support farmers and the community.
The group from Macarthur 4WD Club, in Camden NSW, donate $575 in locally bought fuel, grocery and pharmacy vouchers and $400 worth of products from BBQ’s Galore in Campbelltown to Canowindra CWA for distribution to farmers.
According to trip leaders Meg and Wayne Bishop, the idea for the trip was to spend tourist dollars at shops, restaurants and attractions in country towns.
“We wanted to do something that would support the whole community. By visiting these beautiful places and spending our money, we feel like we’re helping to contribute,” said Meg.
The club wanted to make sure their donation was also being spent locally.
“We hear a lot about people bringing hampers from the city – which is fantastic. We wanted our donation to support both farmers and local businesses. Vouchers seem like a great way to do that,” Meg added.
Macarthur 4WD Club members met with Canowindra CWA to present the donation.
“We are thrilled to see this wonderful gesture from Macarthur 4WD club to help support our farmers and businesses” said Jan Kerr, president of Canowindra CWA branch.
The group clocked up more than 600ks visiting Millthorpe, Canowindra, Boorowa and Crookwell on the weekend.
While the recent rain has brought some relief, there is a long way to go before farmers will see any financial relief.
“We’re looking forward to talking with locals, and learning more about the effect of the drought first-hand,” said Wayne.
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