HASTINGS pubs and clubs will let the taps flow this weekend for drought-stricken communities.
They will be among more than 220 pubs and clubs across New South Wales are taking part in this weekend's Great Northern Let It Pour campaign to raise funds and awareness for farmers.
The Royal Hotel Kew, Bago Tavern, Port Macquarie Bowling Club and Westport Club will be hosting Let it Pour events.
Having raised more than $1 million last year, Great Northern Brewery Co (GNBC) is again donating 1000 kegs to venues across the country to bring city and country communities together with fundraising events that shine a light on the plight of drought-affected areas.
Great Northern's Antonia Ciorciari said hundreds of venues across every state and territory across the country had registered to host Let It Pour events over this weekend (October 25-27).
"Great Northern was incredibly humbled by the passion and generosity of people who responded to the Let it Pour call last year," Ms Ciorciari said.
"Not only did the events unite country and city communities for a common cause, but they also showed rural people affected by drought that they were not alone.
"This year, pubs and clubs from Western Australia to Queensland and everywhere in between will be hosting live bands, sausage sizzles, bale tossing and other great activities to raise much-needed funds for our battling bushies - it's going to be a lot of fun and all in the name of a good cause."
Rotary's Philip Archer said all funds raised through Let it Pour will be donated to a drought relief fund organised by Rotary Australia and administered by Bendigo Bank.
"Last year, funds were given to people who needed help with everything from feed and water for livestock to school supplies for children, repairs for their farm machinery and food for their dinner tables," he said.
"They were overwhelmed and incredibly touched by the generosity of Australians in both urban and regional centres and found great comfort in their show of support as they turned out in droves to events across the country.
Ms Ciorciari said Great Northern was born in regional Australia and had a strong, loyal base of customers who lived in rural and regional parts of the country.
To donate, visit letitpour.com.au