Farmers work to help Echuca family in need
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. jamesmcquillan.com.au.