Mullumbimby has once again come out in force to support struggling farmers. Last Friday saw Mullumbimby shops and residents dressing up in green to support ‘grass for farmers’ as part of their ongoing fundraising efforts to support drought stricken farmers.
‘It was a really rewarding experience and people were super keen to help out,’ said Jenelle Stanford, President of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce.
‘We raise over $1,000 to help fund continuing support for farmers in the Gwydir Shire with feed for horses, dogs and sheep as well as powdered milk for calves.
‘The ribbons that were made by the president of the CWA in Bingara, representing the earth, blue for water, green the grass and a yellow button for the sun, were all sold on the day.
With help from council who are providing trucks to transport the animal feed the Mullumbimby chamber is hoping that they will be able to send out more supplied before Christmas.
‘We are also now running a weekly raffle to raise money for continuing support which will be made up of different donations each week,’ said Jenelle.
Tickets for the weekly raffles can be picked up at the Mullum Newsagency, Chincogan Mechanical and Stewarts Menswear.
‘We are also holding a Crappy Christmas Trivia Night on Friday December 14 at the Mullumbimby Ex-Servicemen’s Club so if you would like a fun pre-christmasy night out you can book a table for the fundraiser at the Mullum Newsagency.’