Port digs deep to support our farmers

FUNDRAISING: South Augusta Football Club raised $1300 through their 'Parma for a Farmer' initiative.
FUNDRAISING: South Augusta Football Club raised $1300 through their 'Parma for a Farmer' initiative.

Community groups and sporting organisations around Port Augusta have been putting their hand’s deep into their pockets in support of drought relief around the country.

On Friday, August 24, the Lions Club Port Augusta branch joined forces with NAB to raise almost $1300 for the cause. The sausage sizzle and cake stall raised $500 and $800 respectively.

Not to be outdone, the South Augusta Football Club put together a ‘Parma for a Farmer’ evening on Saturday night and – thanks to the generous support of their sponsors –  donated all proceeds from the meals to farmers in need. 

The Lions Club Port Augusta and NAB pooled together $1300 for drought-stricken farmers.

The Lions Club Port Augusta and NAB pooled together $1300 for drought-stricken farmers.

Combing forces with Coles, who have promised to match donations dollar-for-dollar, a total of $2600 will be donated to those doing it tough.

The money will help cover household costs such as school expenses, and food, medical, electricity and water bills.

As of last week the Buy a Bale organisation, which is raising money to assist drought- affected farmers in NSW and Queensland, has expanded their operations into South Australia.

Those looking to assist can donate to this organisation via buyabale.com.au, donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Commonwealth Bank 'Flannies for Farmers' fundraiser.

Commonwealth Bank 'Flannies for Farmers' fundraiser.

Port Augusta’s Commonwealth Bank Branch hosted a ‘Flannies for Farmers’ day on Friday, August 17, as the community continues to show its support for drought-affected farmers.

Workers from the local branch donned flannelette shirts during the fundraising day, which also included a cake stall, sausage sizzle and petting zoo.