IGA’S $50K DONATION
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.”
GOOD CAUSE: Jennifer Gailey and Tash Johnston from Drought Angels.