Sup­port for cause

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS - By Patrick Tansey

Spor­ties Ba­rooga dug deep to as­sist the Ba­rooga Lions Club’s lat­est hay run as part of its tire­less Need for Feed cam­paign.

For Need for Feed’s Fa­ther’s Day hay run, Spor­ties kindly do­nated $3500, en­abling the drought-re­lief char­ity to pur­chase an en­tire truck­load of hay.

The hay joined a con­voy of more than 100 trucks and 50 sup­port ve­hi­cles which made tracks to the New Eng­land re­gion to help 400 fam­i­lies.

Spor­ties business de­vel­op­ment man­ager Tony Tran­ter said he was proud the or­gan­i­sa­tion could make a dif­fer­ence to the Lions club’s ef­forts.

‘‘Spor­ties Ba­rooga have been long-time sup­port­ers of the Ba­rooga Lions Club and the work they do with Need for Feed to help farm­ing fam­i­lies in re­gional Aus­tralia cope with the ef­fects of nat­u­ral dis­as­ter on their farms and liveli­hoods,’’ Mr Tran­ter said.

‘‘There is still plenty of work to be done, though, with Linda and Dar­ren from Need for Feed telling us that they cur­rently have 1500 fam­i­lies on their books who need help and there’s no sign con­di­tions will be im­prov­ing any time soon.’’

Need for Feed north­ern Vic­to­ria co-or­di­na­tor Linda Ry­der clas­si­fied the do­na­tion as at the ‘‘mas­sive’’ end of the scale and said the Lions were very lucky to be sup­ported so strongly by Spor­ties.

‘‘Spor­ties have backed us all the way,’’ she said.

‘‘They’ve been putting up posters for weeks now as well for do­na­tions to­ward men’s ham­per packs, which is awe­some of them,.’’

Any­one who would like to show their sup­port can do­nate to Need for Feed at its web­site www.need­for­feed.org or take in in non-per­ish­able do­na­tions to Spor­ties Ba­rooga.

Good cause: Spor­ties business de­vel­op­ment man­ager Tony Tran­ter presents a cheque to Ba­rooga Lions Club and Need for Feed rep­re­sen­ta­tives Dar­ren Laf­fan and Linda Ry­der.

Keep on truckin’: The truck­load of hay pro­vided by Spor­ties Ba­rooga headed for the New Eng­land re­gion of NSW.

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