De­sire to help drives hay run

Balonne Beacon - - BEST OG THE WEST -

DRIVEN by a de­sire to help those af­fected by drought, Lynne Ar­gent and David May­nard were at the helm of a hay run to Mor­ven at the week­end, a “hum­bling” and suc­cess­ful mis­sion that brought relief, tears and new friend­ships along with much-needed sup­plies.

As spokes­woman for the Mor­ven Hay Run­ners, Ms Ar­gent said she was al­ready plan­ning next year’s event “so we can make a mas­sive im­pact, not just a big im­pact”.

Ms Ar­gent, who runs the Ole Lol­lie Shop stores and is based in Bris­bane, teamed up with Mr May­nard, who runs the 4x4 Res­cue Club in the Glasshouse Moun­tains, and about 25 oth­ers to or­gan­ise a con­voy of trucks, four-wheel-drives and cars to un­der­take the jour­ney to Mor­ven laden with cash do­na­tions, pal­lets of wa­ter, hay, stock feed, food, gift vouch­ers, gro­ceries and plenty of other sup­plies.

In the past two months, the ded­i­cated team raised about $14,000 via so­cial me­dia, do­na­tions made in per­son and coun­try mar­kets.

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