It started as a one woman campaign to fill a horse float with some groceries and pet food to assist drought affected farmers in the Upper Hunter and North West Slopes and Plains - but it grew way bigger than that.
Hollie Doyle posted a Doing it for our Farmers Donation Drive leaflet on social media hoping her friends would support her campaign.
“My original idea was to fill my horse float with donated goods to help our farmers who are going through the worst drought in living memory but we have been overwhelmed by the local community’s generosity – we have filled a B-double and we are still receiving donations,” she said.
“Singleton you have been amazing we have pallet loads of dog, cattle, chook and horse feed plus groceries and more than $3,500 in EFTPOS gift cards heading up the Valley and to Quirindi, Werris Creek and Tambar Spring.”
Hollie is co-coordinating the distribution with local branches of the CWA.
“If you want something done in the bush ask the ladies of the CWA and they have been fantastic arranging drop-offs and the the equipment and manpower to unload the truck,” she said.
Special thanks to staff and management at Betts Bower Haulage and Farmers Warehouse who played a major role with the logistics of arranging, packing and transporting the donations.