HAY there! Can you help us give a hand?
Farmcraft are joining the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners (BHR) charity hay run to Winton in January 2021. We’re donating HAY to our graziers still battling drought in north west QLD.
Our Managing Director – Alistair Ross – is donating a trailer of hay, and is driving the Farmcraft road train in the hay run. The charity run will arrive in Winton on Australia Day 2021, and also deliver much needed hay to the surrounding areas of Longreach, Barcaldine, Muttuburra and Boulia.
Brendan Farrell (aka Bumpa), founder of the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, has made the hard decision to postpone the hay run to Winton from January until later this year – at a date still to be determined. Due to trucks coming from all parts of Queensland, NSW & Victoria, border closures, and the risk of spreading Covid-19 to rural communities, truck drivers and their families, Bumpa has made the hard call to postpone this event.
Please listen to Bumpa’s announcement for full details – https://www.facebook.com/burrumbuttockhayrunners/videos/217753023310996
Once we know the new date, we'll let you know – but we're still on track to participate & donate to this great cause this year.
Who are the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners?
THE BHR STORY
In 2014 Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell heard about a farmer in Bourke (NSW) that was struggling in the drought. He contacted the farmer and offered to bring him a truckload of hay to help him out. From that, the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners was born. Since that date in 2014 they have completed 11 successful hay runs to help drought affected farmers all over NSW & QLD.
BHR is about mates helping mates in times of need. Farmers impacted by drought often struggle to ask for help & many due to the financial strain of trying to keep the farm afloat also battle mental health issues.
Brendan & the BHR team know that the hay they deliver will only provide temporary relief but it’s showing fellow Australian’s that someone cares about them. Brendan is very passionate about awareness and education, the team believe our Aussie Farmers are critical to our future in Australia.
How can I give a hand?
There's 3 ways you can help out:
1. 'Buy a Bale'
2. Make a donation
3. Donate HAY
A big thank you to our sponsors
A number of our business partners have come onboard to give us a hand. We've been overwhelmed by the level of support and desire to help out our farmers in need out west.