Aussie Hay Runners (AHR) are gearing up to head back to Bingara, NSW, for their third run to the area in as many weeks.
The trucks will travel to their meet-up point of Tomingley in NSW on Thursday, August 31. Friday morning the convoy of 33 trucks will set off via the Newell Highway with Bingara in their sights.
They will pass through Dubbo, Gilgandra, Coonabarabran and Narrabri before regrouping in Moree in preparation for the final leg via Warialda, arriving in Bingara by mid-afternoon.
“Friday night and Saturday morning the volunteers will be well looked after by the wonderful Bingara Lions Club who will kindly provide dinner and breakfast for the drivers,” AHR said in a media release.
“Saturday will be spent unloading and distributing. AHR are proud to help every farmer, no matter how big or how small -it’s not a hand out – it’s a hand up.”
This will be the 10th AHR hay run with fodder donations coming from Southern and Northern Victoria and also Southern NSW.
AHR said the run is made possible by the support of Heyfield Lions Club, the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, Ray Akers of Gippsland Hay Relief, Peter and Beth Sandral, Scott Stevens and Linda Widdup and her team of amazing team of volunteers.
Since AHR’s inception in 2019, they have delivered a staggering number of donated bales to NSW farmers far and wide.
Just in the three runs into Bingara, there will have been 73 trucks carrying 2716 bales of hay with a value of $258,020 – directly helping 279 farmers, their families and their communities. And now with two NSW regions already drought declared, and the impending bushfire season, more runs will definitely be needed, added AHR.
To make a hay donation and to follow the convoy on the Facebook page, click here. You can also email email@example.com for more information on how to get involved in the last four runs for this year.
“If you see them on the road, make sure to show your support with a toot and a wave.”