Dalby Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

A SU­PER­MAR­KET chain is en­sur­ing that lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties thrive while sup­port­ing the back­bone of our coun­try.

Cor­netts Su­per­mar­kets handed over a gen­er­ous do­na­tion to the Drought An­gels’ Natasha John­ston and Jen­nifer Gai­ley at the Oakey store.

Cor­netts CEO Gra­ham Booy­sen said Cor­netts strongly be­lieves in sup­port­ing farm­ers by pur­chas­ing lo­cally wher­ever pos­si­ble, and now through Drought An­gels by pre­sent­ing a cheque for $52,000.

“We know how much the farm­ers have been af­fected over many years of drought so we are giv­ing a do­na­tion to help the Drought An­gels do what they do best,” Mr Booy­sen said.

“Cor­netts be­lieves that farm­ers are the back­bone of our coun­try and we al­ways sup­port farm­ers by buy­ing lo­cally, but right now they need more than that and we are so proud to give back to our ru­ral friends.”

The Drought An­gels fundrais­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion started in 2014 with the aim to en­sure the Aus­tralian agri­cul­tural in­dus­try is sus­tain­able and thriv­ing for the ben­e­fit of ev­ery­one.

“We be­lieve in lo­cals sup­port­ing lo­cals, and we are lo­cal to this com­mu­nity so to be able to give back to the re­gion that sup­ports us is some­thing we are very for­tu­nate to be able to do,” Mr Booy­sen said.

“Our farm­ers need ev­ery­one to buy lo­cal, buy Queens­land or Aus­tralian grown and pro­duced, be­cause ev­ery bit helps go back to those on the land and will cre­ate healthy, vi­brant com­mu­ni­ties.

“We be­lieve that a good su­per­mar­ket is an in­te­gral part of a small town and sup­port­ing farm­ers will sup­port many re­gional towns through­out Queens­land.

“Cor­netts pride them­selves on get­ting in­volved in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.”

Pic­ture: Kate McCor­mack

GOOD CAUSE: Jen­nifer Gai­ley and Tash John­ston from Drought An­gels.

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