Students and staff from Oakhill College donned their flannelette shirts, akubra’s and boots on Friday, 17 August 2018 to be involved the Fiver for a Farmer Fundraising Appeal.
In response to the appeal, the Academic Leader of Agriculture, Mr Ewan Dennis-Smither felt that the College needed to help our drought affected farmers. The word spread, and the College showed support by having students dress up as farmers and donate five dollars to drought relief and to help change the future of Aussie Farmers.
Following record dry conditions, farmers in rural Australia are in dire straits. As costs spiral and conditions worsen, even putting food on the table is becoming too hard for some families.
“Australian farmers are the backbone of our country. For hundreds of years they’ve fed us all. Now they need our support to keep their cattle alive and provide food for our tables,” said Brother Steve Hogan, Principal of Oakhill College.
“Our donation of almost $7,500 will contribute to helping them receive the fodder to keep livestock alive and provide support through this tough time,” said Br Steve.
The Fiver for a Farmer funds raised will be distributed by the charities Rural Aid and Drought Angels. To donate, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/a-fiver-for-a-farmer