Big shout-out to Amy Pursehouse for her amazing fundraising effort for drought affected farming communities via the Aussie Farmers Foundation.
Amy is our biggest individual drought campaign fundraiser raising an amazing $7,208.
She is a passionate runner and committed to five runs as part of her campaign, starting with the Bridge to Brisbane on 26th August, and finishing with the 15km Wynnum Seaside Run in Brisbane on 1st October; Amy also ran in the Sydney Half Marathon.
Amy is from a cattle property in the New England region of NSW and the photos are of her family farm. The one with Amy in it is what the farm normally looks like. The photo above is what it looks like today.
Growing up on a farm Amy says the cause is very dear to her heart.
“My parents still live on the land as do many of our close family friends. In recent years I have seen many droughts but not to the magnitude of the one we are currently experiencing. Many farmers are doing it tough – unable to feed their livestock due to the lack of available food and astronomical prices for any that is left.
“With no rain predicted until next year, local farmers are in serious trouble. If you happen to know any farmers you will also be aware that they are proud people and rarely ask for help.”
Almost 40 individual and business donors supported Amy’s campaign including $1,600 from Function Well health club and $900 from the team at Hamlet.
Good on you, Amy! And what a stunning result from all of your hard work – congratulations.