Rural Aid in the Forbes district in October 2018. Rural Aid organised a Mega Farm Rescue with the support of major sponsors Nova and Bendigo Bank. There were renovators, tradies, grey nomads and other volunteers who commit to painting, plumbing, building, fencing, mechanical work or other on farm activities to bring some joy and mental relief to farmers doing it tough in this drought.
Mega Rescue Update
Over 185 volunteers registered and confirmed for the week long Mega Rescue of 14 Farms in the Forbes district …. thanks to the support of major sponsors’ Nova and Bendigo Bank
The following information is important for all who have registered and have submitted police checks.
Bump in ( arrival time) for the event will be between 9am and 5pm on Saturday and 9am and 3pm Sunday.
Welcome meeting, induction and week briefing begins at 4pm Sunday afternoon. All volunteers are required to be at this meeting. Team will be announced and daily job lists provided.
Sunday night dinner at 6pm
Monday to Friday each day begins with breakfast from 6.30am till 7.45am when all teams will depart to their farm for the days work.
Knock off time will be between 4pm – 5pm from the properties with dinner back at the showgrounds on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights being held at 7pm each night.
Wednesday night will be an “eat in town” night (Rural Aid will not cover this evening meal costs) where no dinner will be cooked at the showgrounds so we can all inject money into the town economy
Thursday night will be a Thank You dinner.
Saturday morning from 8am will be the beginning of departures with the full site to be pulled down by 5pm Saturday.
During the week we will have movies or comedy movies on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights for those who wish to partake.
A range of media will be covering the event from Ch7, 2GB, Nova and local TV crews. Nova’s ‘Fitzy & Wippa’ will be broadcasting from Forbes Showground as our major sponsors, in conjunction with Bendigo Bank.
All of you who have registered will receive final briefing emails in the week prior to the trip.
Thank you all for making this event the great success it will be.
All registrants , please check your inbox for email updates prior to the trip.
Over the week October 14 – 20 2018, we’ll be working to lift the spirits of up to 10 farming families in the Forbes district of NSW. We’ll hope to attract 150 volunteers, create a volunteers camp in the centre of Forbes, engage with the community with our outdoor cinema and create a fantastic community event as well as helping lift farmers spirits.
We want to pump vital money into the town, help local businesses with our purchases and at the same time lift the spirit of farmers doing it tough. Looks at these images of our trips before and imagine how you could be a part of this event.
The trip was held between October 14 and 20 in Forbes NSW.