Queensland Clubs are Farmers Friends!

When Dorothea Mackellar famously romanticized about our sunburnt country and land “of drought and flooding rains” we reckon that even she would have been struggling to find the beauty in this current drought, one of the worst on record.

Times are tough for our farmers.

And when times are tough, you need your friends. 

Queensland’s community clubs are Farmers Friends. From fundraising drives such as ‘Buy a Parma for a Farmer’ to ‘Beers for the Bush’, we will be doing our best to raise much needed funds to support farmers in need. That’s what friends are for!

To commemorate the Inaugural Community Clubs Awareness Week (20 – 27 August), the Farmers Friends campaign is a fitting way to show Queenslanders what clubs do well. And that is to take care of our community.

To kick off the campaign, Clubs Queensland has donated $10,000 to Lifeline Darling Downs who provide valuable financial and emotional support to farming families doing it tough.

About the campaign

Farmers Friends is a call to arms to all Queensland community clubs to do what we do best – support our communities. It’s a promise that we will ‘stick to them like glue’ when they need us – just like farmers friends, the affectionate name given to the prickles that attach to your socks when you traipse around rural Australia.

The campaign harnesses the enthusiasm and spirit of clubs to engage with their members and visitors and get right behind a wide range of fantastic fundraising activities that are available and raise much needed funds for some terrific charities.

How can your Club get involved?

All the information your Club needs to get involved is below - from posters to media releases, images and fundraising ideas. 

Charities

There are so many wonderful charities. We have identified a few appeals and charities that you might like to consider raising funds to support:

https://www.qlddroughtappeal.com.au/

https://lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au/

www.buyabale.org.au

www.ruralaid.org.au

www.droughtangels.org.au

www.frrr.org.au