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Corporates will converge on Garfield Golf Club next Tuesday in aid of farmer relief.
With the event fully subscribed with 80 participants, event organisers hope to raise a significant amount for charity.
Novelty games will also add to the fun and fundraising on course.
Leesa Matthews of Garfield Golf Club said corporate sponsors had suggested to use the event to raise money for farm relief.
She said the club was supportive of any event in support of farm relief. “Garfield is in a rural, farming area,” she said. “With farmers working in and around our community, it ticked all the boxes.
“Having had 20 years of experience working on a dairy farm myself, I understand the challenges farmers face with drought.
“But nothing can compare with what they are going through at the moment.
“They’re not only experiencing drought, but there is no significant rainfall in sight.”
Boomerang bags volunteer Cathy Hurford gets to work ironing.The volunteers have been making about 25 bags at each session.
Margaret Dobson is a volunteer on one of the sewing machines to help make boomerang bags for the community.