MONTROSE Berry Farm is hosting a fundraiser on behalf of the family which took on mining company Hume Coal by allowing a blockade of Carter's Lane.
Ross and Marg Alexander, owners of Carter's Lane which runs through their Sutton Forest property, along with members of the Southern Highland Coal Action Group (SHCAG) prevented Hume Coal from accessing a section of a neighbouring property for about six months.
Hume Coal had an agreement with a neighbour to carry out coal exploration drilling on the land.
A court order later determined the blockade was illegal and stated Hume Coal was lawfully allowed to access the neighbour's property via Carter's Lane.
SHCAG cofounder Kim Martin is inviting people to come along to the fundraiser and show their support to the Alexanders, who incurred significant legal costs during the blockade and subsequent court matter.
"Please come and show your support for two wonderful locals who have put so much on the line to protect our beautiful Southern Highlands from destructive coal mining," she said.
The fundraiser is at Montrose Berry Farm, Ormond Street, Sutton Forest, on Sunday, September 22 from 12pm-4pm. Cost is $25 per person. Guests are asked to bring a picnic lunch and drinks. Afternoon tea is provided. Di Bird will be performing at the event and a number of items will be auctioned off.
Details Ross Parker on 0418918153 or Kim Martin on 0412443142.
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