Drought ap­peal was a big suc­cess

Geraldton Guardian - - OPINION -

I would like to send out a huge thanks to all of our cus­tomers and every­one who do­nated to our re­cent Aus­tralian Farm­ers Drought Ap­peal.

Through­out Au­gust and Septem­ber all our sites ac­cepted do­na­tions from the com­mu­nity and we are very proud to an­nounce that you, the com­mu­nity, raised

$25,306.40, which we matched dol­lar for dol­lar and will now be do­nat­ing a grand to­tal of

$50,612.80 towards this great cause.

It has also been fan­tas­tic to see other busi­nesses, schools and clubs com­plete their own fundrais­ing and drop it into our col­lec­tions.

While we have had plenty of rain over here in WA, the farm­ers and their fam­i­lies in­ter­state have def­i­nitely not been as for­tu­nate, fac­ing se­vere, on­go­ing drought, still strug­gling with crops, with many un­able to feed their live­stock. I hope that our com­bined do­na­tions will be put to use pro­vid­ing some re­lief to those who des­per­ately need it. This has been a great ex­am­ple of a com­mu­nity pulling to­gether to help out fel­low Aus­tralians and if you still wish to con­trib­ute towards the ap­peal, there are nu­mer­ous char­i­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions still col­lect­ing do­na­tions.

Thanks again to every­one who con­trib­uted towards this ini­tia­tive and I’m sure the fam­i­lies who will ben­e­fit are also grate­ful for your sup­port. Kyme Rigter

Gen­eral man­ager

Rigters Su­per­mar­ket Group

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