Lend­ing a help­ing hand to farm­ers

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DRIVEN by a de­sire to help those af­fected by drought, Lynne Ar­gent and David May­nard were at the helm of a hay run to Morven at the week­end, a “hum­bling” and suc­cess­ful mis­sion that brought re­lief, tears and new friend­ships along with much-needed sup­plies.

As spokes­woman for the Morven Hay Run­ners, Ms Ar­gent said she teamed up with Mr May­nard and about 25 oth­ers to or­gan­ise a con­voy of trucks, four-wheel-drives and cars to un­der­take the jour­ney to Morven laden with sup­plies.

In the past two months, the team raised about $14,000 via so­cial me­dia, do­na­tions made in per­son and coun­try mar­kets to be de­liv­ered to Morven, a town cho­sen be­cause “it was the tini­est dot on the map”.

Ms Ar­gent said they were met by queues of about 40-50 peo­ple in Morven and Augathella and more than 70 peo­ple in Charleville.

“When we came around the cor­ner in Charleville there were beeps and waves and ya­hoos, and your heart just melts.”

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