As I thought about what to write for today’s newsletter, it occurred to me that the strongest message I wanted to send out was – thank you.
Thank you for the generous support for drought relief that has taken many forms:
- We have raised $2158 in donations to the initiative ‘Buy a Bale’ in just under two weeks.
- Close to 40 girls have attended regular meetings to plan our responses for drought relief.
- We have raised $1376 with a sausage sizzle and meat tray raffle.
- So far eight of our boarders have shared their stories and experiences of the drought via this newsletter and at assembly.
- We’ve promoted the ‘Parma for a Farmer’ initiative around our local communities.
So thank you. It is incredibly heartening for our boarders and their families who have been affected by drought to know how much our community cares and wants to help.
Finally, I recently had a parent contact me with a really simple way for us all to help – visit country NSW. Take a day trip, a weekend or longer in these upcoming holidays and visit towns and support local establishments who are also being affected financially by the drought. Have a cuppa and a scone in the Singleton bakery, have a parma at a pub in Inverell. This thoughtfulness sends a strong message of care and support to our rural communities.
Ms Rosanne Timmins
Social Justice Coordinator