Bank customers in Wauchope are baling together to support drought-stricken farmers.
The Commonwealth Bank in Wauchope is raising funds to support farmers suffering from the worst drought on record, with all proceeds being distributed to the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.
Branch staff and customers are working together to fund-raise for the organisation, which is delivering much-needed hay to assist farmers in the New England region.
The Wauchope community is helping through in-store fundraisers, customer and staff donations over the next few weeks.
“It is great to see local branch staff and customers coming together to support our local farmers who are going through a time of significant hardship,” says Commonwealth Bank Wauchope Branch Manager, Lauren Pye.
“The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are doing inspiring and important work by supporting farms across the region. When we first heard about the initiative we knew we had to take part and help make a difference in our community.”
All 162 Commonwealth Bank branches in Regional NSW and ACT will be supporting the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, with customers also able to donate $20 towards a bale of hay that will be displayed in branch.
The funds raised will be used to purchase hay and fuel the trucks transporting it across the state.
Set up in 2014, the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners have completed 12 successful hay runs to help drought-affected farmers all over New South Wales and Queensland.
Customers will also be able to support by attending the local fundraising day taking place on Friday August 17 at Wauchope Commonwealth Bank.
Visitors will be able to enjoy raffles, and wonderful prizes supplied by local businesses and locally-made treats, with all proceeds going to support this worthy cause.