Last Wednesday Mullumbimby businesses and locals came out in force to support drought affected farmers in and around the town of Bingara with their dress like a farmer day on August 22.
Located in the New England region of NSW the region has been suffering severally with the current drought and Bingara Central School SRC had come up with the idea of fundraising for their local farmers and called it A Little Bit of Help From My Friends.
‘Mullumbimby High School raised $530 and MullumbimbyPrimary School raised $339.50,’ said Mullumbimby Chamber president Jenelle Stanford.
‘The whole town got really involved in the fundraising. It was so good to see the town so passionate about helping people in another community and we raised $1,399.40 on Wednesday, collected another $786.10 this week and received a $600 deposit in our bank account.’
The money raised on August 22 totalling $2,268.90 has all been given directly to the Bingara school to distribute as part of their A Little Bit of Help From My Friends fundraising campaign.
The rest of the money that is continuing to be collected is going to assist families and farmers in the region.
‘Last week we bought $1,200 worth of fodder that went to Bingara on Thursday,’ said Jenelle.
Kimberley Thompson a local community support worker will be heading to Bingara this week to assist with drought relief.
‘All the correspondence we are receiving states that they really need help with filling out government forms for assistance so that will be one of Kimberlee’s key roles,’ said Jenelle.
To find out more on how you can help, make donations or get involved contact Jenelle at the Mullumbimby Newsagents.
See our gallery of local shops supporting the drought effort or click on the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to see the full range of participating shops.