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Cooee Coraki farmers drum up support through drought

Jayden Brown

COOEE Coraki Farmers Fundraisers (CCFF) are hoping to raise $15,000 on behalf of Aussie Helpers, to support farming communities of NSW and Queensland which are in a drought crisis.

Aussie Helpers aims to keep farmers from losing properties that have been in their families for generations, says CCFF co-organiser Rhonda Jannenga.

"They provide assistance in whichever form it is needed most, from mental health support to food for the pantry and the paddock," she said.

"We have the power to help make a difference. Outback Australia is the very heart of this country and, without these communities, we would not have the abundance of Aussie-grown and raised produce that we are so fortunate to enjoy."
Over the last couple of months, CCFF have managed to raise more than $5000 toward the cause, with the help of a team of dedicated volunteers.
"Our next events are on the horizon," Rhonda said.

"A music trivia night at Coraki Bowling Club will be held on Saturday, August 20.

"At $10 a head, you are guaranteed to have a great night out.

"Nibbles will be available for purchase. There are prizes up for grabs, as well as a whitegoods raffle being drawn on the night.

"Dress up as your favourite musical icon and you might just win the title of 'best dressed'." 

Phone Coraki Bowling Club to secure your table.
A family FUNdraising day will be held on the riverbank and along Richmond Terrace on September 10, kicking off with a camp oven lunch at Coraki Bowling Club.

"The riverfront will be host to markets, kid-friendly activities, a raft race, wood-chopping competition and so much more," Rhonda said.

"Finish up the evening with a spit roast dinner and live music at Coraki Hotel.

"Please call 6683 1740 to book your spot for dinner."
The morning after, Coraki Golf Club will cook a "recovery" breakfast and offer a social round of golf.

 For more details about the fundraising, see Cooee Coraki Farmers Fundraisers' Facebook page, or email cooeecorak@gmail.com.

Topics:  drought farmers fundraisers raise money support


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