Our angels will make you smile
2019 local calendar launch
CHINCHILLA’S Drought Angels proved the power of pictures with the official launch of their 2019 calendar on September 20.
The calendar features a collection of Chinchilla’s local businesses putting their best foot forward, stripping off and posing for photographs.
The idea for the unconventional fundraiser had it’s genesis with the Chinchilla News.
All shots were captured by local professional photographer Jodie Williams.
“We had a lot of laughs putting it together,” Drought Angels co-founder Tash Johnston shared.
“Thanks again to our amazing Chinchilla community and the support that they have thrown behind us once again.
“We are proud to be part of the Chinchilla community, because they always step up to the plate when it comes to helping others.”
Since their formation in January 2014, the Drought Angels have sought to offer a helping hand to the rural families of Australia affected by natural disasters.
They are one of many volunteer groups showing farmers dealing with the drought that they are not alone.
Mrs Johnston said she was overwhelmed with the magnitude of the nation’s generosity.
“We have raised over $4 million dollars in donations in the past nine weeks,” she said.
“It’s incredible and something we never expected in a million years considering last year we raised $488,000 for the entire year.
“The drought has finally made mainstream media and across the country people have realised how tough our farmers have been actually doing it and are doing it.”
The not-for-profit charity has had more than 1000 applications for assistance come through in the last nine weeks.
“We are focussing on working one-on-one with our farmers with what they all individually need and how we can help them,” Mrs Johnston said.
All proceeds from the calendar purchase will go towards the operational costs required to assist the Drought Angels to bring a smile to struggling rural families.
The Drought Angels calendar can be purchased online through the charity website at droughtangels.org.au.
It can also be picked up through one of the these local businesses:
■ K & R Plumbing
■ MPC Contracting
■ White Lotus
■ Mini Motors
■ RiE Services
■ Gleeson’s Meats
■ Vita Health
■ Purple Bean
■ Chinchilla Vets
■ Wood AG
■ Base Camp - Windmill Rd
CALENDAR LAUNCH: Jenny Gailey, Tash Johnston, Yvette Chapman and Carissa Liddle on September 20 . Angels 2019
The Drought Calendar.