Aussie Hay Runners (AHR) is heading back to the Inverell local government area (LGA) in New South Wales to provide follow-up relief for farmers after last year’s bushfires.
With the continued support of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, Scott Stevens and the Heyfield Lions Club, Ray Akers of Gippsland Hay Relief and on-ground locals, AHR founder, Linda Widdup, and her team of volunteers and drivers are preparing for return runs into Inverell.
The first of the two runs will be to Ashford, with 29 trucks expected to arrive on Friday 23 February.
The second run will see the team travel to Inverell with 25 trucks to arrive on Friday 8 March.
In total, 54 trucks will travel a combined 145,100 kilometres, carrying 1,728 bales of hay valued at $164,160.
The trips will directly help local farmers, their families and the communities to continue to recover from the bushfires.
The trucks will travel to their meetup point in Tomingley on Thursday 22 February and Thursday 7 March.
On the following Friday mornings, the convoys will set off via the Newell Highway travelling through Dubbo, Gilgandra, Coonabarabran and Moree – arriving into Ashford and Inverell late afternoon.
The Saturdays will be spent unloading and then commencing the long haul back south to Southern NSW and Victoria.
“AHR are extremely proud to help our farmers,” Widdup said.
“There are, and always will be, natural disasters and farmers needing our help, so if you can, please make a donation.
“100-per cent of your donation will be used to purchase hay.”
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