Aussie Hay Runners (AHR) is heading to the Walgett Shire in New South Wales with 27 trucks loaded with 864 bales of premium hay, in response to last November’s bushfires.
With the continued support of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, Scott Stevens and the Heyfield Lions Club and Ray Akers of Gippsland Hay Relief, AHR founder, Linda Widdup, and her team of volunteers and drivers are gearing up for their inaugural hay run into Walgett.
This run will see 27 trucks travelling a total of 60,100 kilometres, carrying 864 bales of hay valued at $82,080.
This will be the team’s third run for 2024 and 22nd overall, with many more in planning.
Widdup said the delivery will directly help farmers, their families and in turn, their communities recover from bushfires.
“AHR are extremely proud to help our farmers,” she said.
“There are other areas in desperate need for help and our logistics team is working hard planning and scheduling.”
The trucks will travel to their meetup point of West Wyalong on Thursday 1 February, and on Friday morning the convoy will set off via the Newell Highway travelling through Parkes, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Gulargambone and Coonamble, arriving into Walgett by late afternoon.
The Saturday will be spent doing farm drops before the trucks start their way back to Victoria.
With hay donations coming from all over Victoria to assist struggling farmers, Widdup emphasised the importance of contributing to the cause.
“There’s just so many farmers desperately needing our help in so many areas,” she said.
“So if you can, please make a donation. 100-per cent of your donation will be used to purchase hay.”
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