Footprints in Ag give $5,000 to help Hastings farmers in drought

GRATEFUL: Reg Pierce from Wauchope Rotary accepts a $5,000 cheque from Footprints in Ag's Rebecca Bennett to help drought-stricken farming families.
GRATEFUL: Reg Pierce from Wauchope Rotary accepts a $5,000 cheque from Footprints in Ag's Rebecca Bennett to help drought-stricken farming families.

Local Agricultural youth group Footprints in Ag presented a cheque for $5,000.00 to Hastings Dairy Farmer's and Wauchope Rotary's drought appeal.

The $5,000 donation will be used to buy hay for struggling farmers and will be distributed by Wauchope Rotary.

Footprints in Ag have donated $40,000 over the last four years, contributing funds in the past to rural charity, Aussie Helpers and the Pappinbarra Bush Fire Appeal.

"Footprints in Ag would like to thank the local community and our major sponsor Bennett's Steel for their ongoing support in assisting to raise these funds at our drought fundraising events," said a spokesperson.

Reg Pierce from Wauchope Rotary thanked Footprints in Ag for their tireless fundraising, and their generosity in handing over such a large amount.

"While farmers out west are doing it tough, there are families closer to home who are struggling. Through donations like this, we can help them through this heartbreaking time," he said.

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