The Bowral Co-op's drought appeal received a substantial contribution from Chevalier College late last week.
Principal Chris McDermott handed Bowral Co-op CEO Craig Perkins a cheque last Friday, August 17, offering $15,000 on behalf of the school to help support Southern Highlands farmers “doing it tough.”
“Feeling particular empathy during this current drought crisis with our farmers, many of whom are connected to Chevalier College in some way, and knowing just how much the drought has impacted our teaching farm at the college, it was clear we needed to act,” a school statement read.
“We hope our donation will encourage further support and interest in our local community.”
The funds were raised through multiple Chevalier College mission initiatives, including the year 9 Community Fair, the Sacred Heart Day Mission Concert and from various donations from students, families and staff.
Wingecarribee Shire Council will also be give a contribution to the Co-op drought appeal on Monday, August 20 for the purchase of fodder for farms in the district.
The Bowral Co-op established a drought hub online and in-store to facilitate information and support for farmers in the Southern Highlands. Ray White Bowral has offered free assistance for farmers looking to restructure loans, renegotiate interest rates as well as offering advice on financial hardship options.
- For more information, visit: https://www.bowralco-op.com.au/drought-hub/