Farmers floored by group’s generosity
IN A compassionate display of generosity, a convoy from Burpengary East rolled into Miles last Saturday to deliver much-needed goods to drought-affected farmers.
The 22 cars and three trucks were driven by volunteers from the Burpengary East Farmers Friends group.
Group co-founder Tracey Knight said it began as a small initiative on Facebook three weeks ago, for those who wanted to help the farmers out in any way.
“We didn’t expect it to get so big so quickly but everyone’s generosity has been amazing,” Ms Knight said.
Farmers met the convoy at Gail Court’s property at Miles, where the goods ranging from hay and cattle feed to groceries and household items were distributed.
“Every day we hear of people who are in terrible desperate need and these goods will go to helping people as far as Goondiwindi and Mitchell,” Mrs Court said.
Farmers Halina and Alex Stringer were overwhelmed by the group’s generosity.
“It’s pretty amazing that these people who have no emotional attachment or relationship with any of us have gone out of their way to do this,” Mr Stringer said.
HELPING HANDS: Burpengary East Farmers Friends arrive in Miles with donations for local farmers.