Aussie Hay Runners to help out struggling farmers in Narrabri Shire

In response to bush fires last December, Aussie Hay Runners are heading to the Narrabri Shire in NSW for the first time.  

Trucks loaded with 320 bales of premium hay valued at $30,400 in total will travel 23,260km, helping farmers, their families and the community to recover from fire damage.  

Aussie Hay Runners will travel to their meet-up point of Tomingley, NSW on Friday February 16, and on the morning of February 17 the convoy will set off via The Newell Highway travelling through Parkes, Dubbo, Gilgandra and Coonabarabran, arriving into Narrabri around midday. 

 Trucks will head straight to AHR’s two depots to unload before turning around to commence their trek back to Victoria. 

This will be Aussie Hay Runners’ fourth run for 2024 and their 23rd run overall.  

Linda Widdup and her small team of volunteers are the driving force behind Aussie Hay Runners, with support from the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, Scott Stevens and the Heyfield Lions Club, Ray Akers of Gippsland Hay Relief.   

“There are, and always will be natural disasters and farmers needing our help, so if you can, please make a donation,” said Linda.

“100% of your donation will be used to purchase hay.”

You can find details of how to donate and follow the convoy’s progress via Facebook here – and if you see them on the road, make sure to show your support with a toot and a wave! 


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