Rural Aid visits Townsville for major donation

Farmers across Queensland will get an extra boost in fundraising this week as Queensland Country Credit Union and Health Fund donates $50,000 to Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale initiative.

Queensland Country launched a campaign two weeks ago asking Staff and Members to donate if they could and the organisation has today confirmed its own donation.

Queensland Country Credit Union CEO, Aileen Cull, said that the Board had met to discuss the donation and spent no time deliberating.

“Many of our Members live and work in rural Queensland and the drought is taking its toll on these families both financially and emotionally.

“Our organisation has a long history of supporting Queensland communities and we saw real benefit in the work that Rural Aid is doing to support Queensland during this time.

Queensland Country Health Fund CEO, Aaron Newman, said the response to their campaign so far had been heartwarming.

“We’re fundraising for Rural Aid for the month of September and have been so overwhelmed with the generosity of our Staff and Members already with over $12,000 being raised by them in the first two weeks. Together, our donations will make a real difference to the farmers and the families who rely on our farming industry in Queensland.”

Rural Aid’s CEO, Charles Alder shared his appreciation of the campaign and donations raised already.

“The support we’ve received already from Queensland Country and its Members is fantastic and will go a long way for our Buy a Bale fundraiser where we supply hay, water, groceries, diesel and other needed essentials to our farming communities.

“I’ve flown to Townsville today to personally thank the organisation and their staff for their contributions and will be sharing some of the stories coming from our farming communities so that we can spread the message further.”