Local group donates $5000 to 'Fighting for our Farmers' Drought Relief Appeal

The Rotary Club of Singleton on Hunter has made a generous $5000 donation to the national ‘Fighting for our Farmers’ 2018 Drought Relief Appeal.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: David Gausden (assistant secretary), Sue Ferguson (president), Leanne Anderson (assistant treasurer) and Andrew Levick (director of community services).

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: David Gausden (assistant secretary), Sue Ferguson (president), Leanne Anderson (assistant treasurer) and Andrew Levick (director of community services).

The appeal is a collaboration between Channel Nine, the National Farmers Federation and Rotary Australia and so far a staggering $10, 031,467 has been raised to support drought-stricken farmers.

Launched on August 2, the TODAY show also held a telethon to raise funds and awareness of the worst drought in 100 years.

This contribution to a worthy cause is just one of many the community-minded service group regularly make to both local and international projects.

“It needed to be done,” says president, Sue Ferguson.

“We live in the country and have the resources to do it,” added David Gausden who is the assistant secretary.

The Rotary Club of Singleton on Hunter Inc. was chartered on February 16, 1990 and is a “very social club”.

They have just finished running another successful Yancoal Singleton Art Prize and as per usual the profits were given back to various community groups by means of an annual grant application process.

Sue says they are always looking for new members to help continue their important work.

Find them on facebook or visit their website to find out more.

To donate the appeal click here