Community supports WAFF drought appeal

26 Jul, 2001 07:12 AM
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THE WA Farmers Federation has now raised more than $230,000 in the St Vincent de Paul WAFF Drought Appeal.

Money raised in the appeal will go towards helping farmers affected by the drought buy feed for stock and seed to plant next year's crop.

WAFF general president Colin Nicholl said much of the money raised in drought appeal in the past week had comes from organisations and companies keen to help the farmers out.

"We have been thrilled with the support we have received from many difference fronts, and are urging people to continue donating to the appeal," Mr Nicholl said.

"We have been receiving ongoing support from community groups and also received a donation from Swan Breweries, who will be giving 10c from every Swan Middy sold to the appeal".

Country Womens Association branches have been working for the past few weeks to raise money for the appeal and on Friday presented the first cheque for the appeal.

CWA president Sue Dunne visited Mr Nicholl and handed over a cheque for $6000.

Mrs Dunne said members of the CWA had been quick to respond to the needs of farming families affected by the drought.

"Many branches have sent donations to CWA to be used to alleviate distress, some of which have been earmarked for stock feed," she said.

"Today I presented a cheque which included donations from the Gooseberry Hill/Kalamunda and Jingalup/Mobrup branches".

Mrs Dunne said CWA was able to assist families in need. Any person seeking assistance should contact general secretary Anne Gething at CWA head office on 9321 6041.

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