Farm­ers work to help Echuca fam­ily in need

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - News -

FARM­ERS are be­ing en­cour­aged to do­nate live­stock to their nom­i­nated sa­le­yard in a unique fundrais­ing drive.

James McQuil­lan, the son of a dairy farmer at Nan­neella, near Echuca, suf­fered a se­ri­ous spinal in­jury af­ter an ac­ci­den­tal col­li­sion in an Ovens and Mur­ray Foot­ball League match in Al­bury ear­lier this year.

As a re­sult of the ac­ci­dent, James is now a quad­ri­plegic and is cur­rently un­der­go­ing re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion at the Royal Tal­bot Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre in Mel­bourne.

Farm­ers and live­stock agents have teamed to­gether to sup­port the James McQuil­lan Fu­ture Fund, with farm­ers donat­ing live­stock to their nom­i­nated sa­le­yard with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the fund.

Live­stock agents and the par­tic­i­pat­ing sa­le­yards are gen­er­ously waiv­ing their com­mis­sions and fees.

Cur­rently Wodonga and Corowa are re­ceiv­ing do­nated live­stock.

The “farm­ers help­ing a farm­ing fam­ily in need” fundrais­ing drive is also be­ing ex­tended to other re­gions across the coun­try such as Bendigo, Wagga Wagga and Swan Hill.

The McQuil­lan fam­ily has been overwhelmed by of­fers of sup­port, in­clud­ing this lat­est fundrais­ing drive, which will be cru­cial in help­ing fund the on­go­ing care and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion their son will need for the rest of his life.

To help sup­port the James McQuil­lan Fu­ture Fund visit www. jamesm­c­quil­

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