Rotary turns to Rural Aid
The Rotary Club of Corowa will be donating all the gate takings and stall fees from the November Federation Market to Rural Aid.
Funds raised at the monthly markets are normally set aside to fund the Australia Day weekend festivities, but Rotarians have decided that the takings from the popular November market will be donated to help our farmers.
Rural Aid is an Australian charity dedicated to supporting both rural communities, and other organisations that support them. They understand the needs of our primary producers and aim to lend a hand when times are tough.
Funds collected are applied to the large gambit of needs currently being experienced by farmers, including fodder and water shortages, help with everyday living expenses and access to health and financial support services.
Club President, Bill Bott hopes that the community will get behind the November market.
“After a prolonged drought and the recent frosts it’s very clear that our farmers and their families, the backbone of Australia, are doing it exceptionally tough,” Mr Bott said.
“The weather is warming up so we encourage families to come along and support a great cause.”
The market will be held in Bangerang Park on Sunday, November 4 from 8.30am to 1pm.
In addition to a large variety of stalls, the Apex train and a jumping castle will be there to entertain the kids and there will also be free face painting.