Lions Hay Run Helps Lift Spirits for Farmers

15 farming families had a reason to smile thanks to a generous donation of hay organised by the Murgon Lions Club.

The South Burnett, as like many other regions, has faced its fair share of agricultural challenges over the years, with extended droughts taking a toll on local farming communities.

Lion Peter Coombes was approached by residents concerned about the well-being of some of their neighbours, and Lions in District 201Q4 stepped in right away to help.

Farmer Bree Knopke with her young son, Teddy.

The project, which cost over $20,000, came together over just a short few hours with the Murgon Lions arranging a B-double load of oaten hay from NSW, delivered by local business Gleich Contracting.

A drop-off point was then organised in the Mt McEuen area for the morning of the 25th of October.

Lions Q4 District Governor Jackie Scott with some of the farmers’ children … Henry, Teddy and Sidney.

The farmers and their families were invited to collect the much-needed bales of hay, as well as talk to Graham House representatives who had information about the various support available to them.

The South Burnett Suicide Prevention Working Group also provided bags of goodies.

Alan Eagleson, who was helping to load the hay into farmers’ vehicles, with John Campbell (Lions).

We encourage other struggling farmers to apply for drought relief via Need for Feed Australia, another Lions project.

Thank you kindly to Torkit Business Solutions (Kingaroy) for producing the below video.