Medowie community comes together to bale out the drought Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale by News Of The Area - Modern Media - July 18, 2018 Cr Chris Doohan and Ben Niland. THE Port Stephens community of Medowie has benefited from the generosity of others when suffered from natural disasters in the past. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Now the township are coming together to support the many drought affected farmers in NSW. The ‘Medowie Bale Out The Drought’ fundraiser has been created by Medowie’s own Ben Niland, Rod Kerr and Chris Doohan. The Bull & Bush have already donated $5000 and are also providing the venue for big fundraiser on Sunday 12 August. So, how did this all start? Through a casual conversation. “Chris and I were talking to another local Brian Newman who travels up to Tamworth three days a week with his work and he was telling us how dry it is out there,” said Ben Niland. “He said ‘Ben it’s as dry as a chip over there and those poor buggers are doing it tough on the land’ so Chris and I looked into it and found that there is plenty we can do with the community’s help.” The ‘Medowie Bale Out The Drought’ fundraiser’s mission to have truckloads of hay heading to western NSW by the end of August. A donation helps NSW farmers in the following ways; $20 buys a small bale of hay and helps transport it to the affected areas, $60 buys 3 x $20 gift cards to help put food on the table, $110 buys a large bale of hay, $550 buys 5 large bales of hay, $1100 buys 10 large bales of hay, $5700 buys a single-trailer load of hay and $9500 buys a semi-trailer load of hay and transport to an affected area. (up to 900 km). You can make tax deductible donations via the buyabale.com.au website. Details for the fundraiser day will be announced shortly. By Rachael VAUGHAN Cr Chris Doohan, Ben Niland and Brian (Cowboy) Newman. Get involved and play a part in something special for the Medowie Community A young helper sits atop of bale of hay destined for a worthy New South Wales farmer. New South Wales farmers will benefit from Medowie’s generosity. Cr Chris Doohan, Ben Niland and Brian (Cowboy) Newman.