Pa­trons help farm­ers

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Aglife -

Great West­ern Ho­tel pa­trons raised $1331.30 for drought-stricken farm­ers in NSW and Queens­land in just over three hours dur­ing a ‘Farm­ers Ses­sion Sun­day’.

The ho­tel ran a ‘Keg for a Cause’, where pa­trons paid what they wanted for their pots of beer, be it $3 or $30, know­ing every cent would be do­nated to the cause.

Great North­ern, through its Let It Pour cam­paign, do­nated a keg of beer to 1000 pubs and clubs in a quest to raise $1-mil­lion dol­lars dur­ing the week­end.

Great West­ern Ho­tel pub­li­can Da­nial Ah­chow said peo­ple lined up at the bar want­ing a drink and to do­nate money as soon as the keg was tapped.

“I think that is the very spe­cial thing about peo­ple from the coun­try. When the chips are down they are al­ways there want­ing to help,” he said.

Stawell band ‘The Shakes’ pro­vided en­ter­tain­ment and Best’s and Sep­pelt winer­ies do­nated wine for a raf­fle dur­ing the Sun­day ses­sion.

“We are ec­static with our re­sult,” Mr Ah­chow said.

“At the start of the month we added a ‘Farmer Parma’ to our menu. With every one or­dered, we will do­nate $5 to Lions Aus­tralia’s Need for Feed. On Satur­day we hit a tally of 601 Farmer Par­mas.

“We will keep the Farmer Parma on the menu for the rest of the year, so there is still plenty of time to show your sup­port to strug­gling farm­ers.”

The Great West­ern Ho­tel is open seven days a week and on the high­way be­tween Stawell and Ararat.

LET IT POUR: Great West­ern Ho­tel pub­li­can Da­nial Ah­chow.

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