Char­i­ties ben­e­fit from com­pe­ti­tion win­ners’ do­na­tions

The Morning Bulletin - - LIFE -

IN A win-win out­come, 18 lo­cal char­i­ties have each re­ceived $500 thanks to El­ders and the win­ners of its "Win a Drone" com­pe­ti­tion.

In ad­di­tion to their drone prize, each com­pe­ti­tion win­ner has been able to nom­i­nate a cause close to their heart to re­ceive a $500 do­na­tion.

The prize will be a use­ful ad­di­tion to the farm, help­ing to speed up ba­sic tasks and ob­tain valu­able vis­ual in­for­ma­tion on crops, pas­tures, live­stock and in­fra­struc­ture.

The win­ners en­tered through their lo­cal El­ders branch by pur­chas­ing over a thresh­old amount of farm sup­plies within a cer­tain pe­riod and re­ceived a Par­rot Be­bop Pro Drone as their prize, of­fer­ing a new per­spec­tive on their farm­ing op­er­a­tions.

Not only have they gained a use­ful on-farm tool, but also an op­por­tu­nity to sup­port char­i­ties im­por­tant to them and their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

The $500 do­na­tions went to a range of or­gan­i­sa­tions and causes that pro­vide sup­port and ser­vices to ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties across New South Wales and Queens­land.

Lo­cal win­ner Nathan Stevens from Lake Mary Pines near Yep­poon, who won through El­ders’ Rock­hamp­ton branch, nom­i­nated the Capricorn Coast Broth­ers Ju­nior Rugby League Club to re­ceive the $500 do­na­tion.

El­ders gen­eral man­ager north zone, Greg Dunne, said the ini­tia­tive re­flected El­ders’ fo­cus on sup­port­ing ru­ral and re­gional com­mu­ni­ties through part­ner­ships and lo­cal fundrais­ing.

“We build long-term re­la­tion­ships with our clients and while ev­ery­one loves win­ning a prize, the do­na­tion is what re­ally makes a dif­fer­ence,” he said.

“Peo­ple out here give a lot to their com­mu­ni­ties and for El­ders it’s im­por­tant that we ap­plaud and sup­port our clients’ char­i­ta­ble ef­forts, as they in turn con­tinue to sup­port us.

“We’re happy that we can pro­vide great ser­vices and ex­per­tise for our clients’ farm­ing op­er­a­tions and then con­tinue to sup­port them be­yond the pad­dock,” he con­cluded.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

WIN­NING OUT­COME: Eigh­teen lo­cal char­i­ties have each re­ceived $500 thanks to El­ders and the win­ners of its “Win a Drone” com­pe­ti­tion. Win­ner Nathan Stevens is pic­tured with Capricorn Coast Broth­ers Ju­nior Rugby League ju­nior play­ers.

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