Sup­port­ing drought re­lief

Vawdrey has given fi­nan­cial aid to help sub­sidise fuel costs for hay trans­porters

Owner Driver - - The Goods -

TRAILER BUILDER VAWDREY has do­nated $10,000 to the Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional’s Need for Feed Dis­as­ter Re­lief, sup­port­ing droughtaf­fected com­mu­ni­ties and farm­ers.

Need for Feed chair­man Gra­ham Cock­erell re­cently ac­cepted the over­sized cheque as truck­loads of hay rolled off the Spirit of Tas­ma­nia in Port Mel­bourne.

Vawdrey Aus­tralia na­tional sales direc­tor Paul Vawdrey says he wanted to bol­ster fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to the drought re­lief fund by off­set­ting costs as­so­ci­ated with fuel be­cause “we are all in this to­gether”.

“Aus­tralia’s econ­omy and life­style depends greatly on the health of our agri­cul­tural com­mu­nity as well as our man­u­fac­tur­ing,” Vawdrey adds. “While donors are sup­ply­ing hay and sup­plies for the farm­ers, there didn’t seem to be much in the way of sup­port for the driv­ers in­volved with the dis­tri­bu­tion, which is why I wanted to con­trib­ute funds to help pay for fuel.”

Vawdrey says he will con­tinue to work closely with the road trans­port in­dus­try to sup­port the Need for Feed drought re­lief ef­forts. “Agri­cul­tural busi­nesses de­pend on ef­fi­cient, sus­tain­able road trans­port op­tions when cart­ing heavy ma­chin­ery and gen­eral goods,” he con­tin­ues. “As a spe­cial­ist in the de­sign and con­struc­tion of per­for­mance-based stan­dards trail­ing equip­ment, Vawdrey has bol­stered the trans­port ca­pa­bil­i­ties of busi­nesses to max­imise pay­load gains and im­prove ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tor safety.

“We be­lieve in sup­port­ing farmer pro­duc­tion and lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing for a stronger fu­ture.”

Paul Vawdrey with his big cheque to as­sist hay trans­porters to drought af­fected ar­eas

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