Drought helping hand planned
“JUST because it’s not on the news and in the papers anymore doesn’t mean it’s all fixed,” says Lewis Hameka, an 11-year-old Portland student.
Lewis and his mother Edith Fox have seen photos through local campaign Fill the Truck, and said they wanted to help drought-affected farmers in New South Wales.
“They are the ones that provide food for the rest of us Australians,” Ms Fox said.
While the pair have achieved their goal of reminding people through their local newspaper, they have also worked to arrange donations for a raffle, and are selling tickets now.
There is a $500 travel voucher, photo portrait session and Easter basket up for grabs for some lucky winners.
Tickets were on sale in Percy St on Saturday morning, and will be again at various locations over the next few weeks – keep an eye out for announcements on the Fill the Truck Facebook page.
The raffle will be drawn on April 18.
Fill the Truck leaders Daniel and Margo Hogan and their supporters travelled to drought-affected New South Wales with food and gifts in their Tober Fish truck and other vehicles last year.
On April 1 they are once again departing for the region, this time with hay on board.