Irrawang High School Supporting Rural Aid With Christmas Giving Tree

School leaders, Vice Captains Luke Allanson and Abbey Everingham support the Bush Christmas Appeal For Farmers.


WITH natural disasters ravaging the state at the moment, it can be difficult to know what to do to help those in need.

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Irrawang High School has teamed up with Rural Aid to provide material goods for farmers in need.

Rural Aid was started in 2015 and it aims to support rural communities, especially farmers.

The founders of Rural Aid also established the Buy A (Hay) Bale initiative in 2013 before branching out into larger areas of support.

As part of Rural Aid’s Bush Christmas Appeal For Farmers, Irrawang HS has placed a Christmas giving tree in the school office foyer and is inviting the community to make donations.

They would appreciate personal care items such as shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, sanitary items, moisturiser, sunscreen, shaving cream, and other similar items.

Vice Captain Abbey Everingham told News Of The Area, “The purpose of the giving tree is to aid the farmers in need, by supplying them with items such as personal care items.”

“We would love to support the farmers and this year our school community are supporting families in the Murrurundi area who are suffering.”

“Our students and teachers and school community are always ready to get involved in fundraisers and have always been more than generous to collect for families in need.”

“Last year we raised money for Rural Aid and the Buy a Bale campaign, so we were happy to support farmers in the Upper Hunter again.”

“We would love the community to help out and they are more than welcome to come in to the school to donate items for our farmers.”

Vice Captain Luke Allanson told News Of The Area, “Students at our school have a very positive attitude to the giving tree and are more than happy to donate personal care items.”

“We think of these personal care items as everyday items but farmers regard them as luxuries, so we are very happy to help those in need.”

“Anything to brighten up their Christmas will make us happy.”

Last year Irrawang High School with the support of the community donated $8272 in cash and about 50 big boxes of products.


By Heather SHARP

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