Ro­tary turns to Ru­ral Aid

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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