In an effort to help those in need, the Walcha Roos are gearing up off-the-field for their annual charity fundraiser event.
The Roos have chosen to raise funds for the Walcha Support Group and Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale campaign by auctioning off special commemorative jerseys worn by the men’s and league tag players at the July 21 home fixture against the Uralla Tigers.
The Walcha Support Group is a long-standing and worthy charity who has been helping out people within the community for nearly three decades and it is fitting the Roos have opted to put funds back into the organisation.
With NSW is in one of the worst droughts in history, the Roos have also chosen to support Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale campaign for farmers in the New England and North West as their second charity.
The not-for-profit organisation delivers hay and supplies to drought-stricken farmers within our region.
Roos president Michael Aspinall said it was a unanimous decision among the players and club’s committee to raise money for organisations important to the Walcha community.
“The Walcha Support Group has been helping out locals for such a long time and it’s our way of paying back all the help they have given people within our club and the wider community over the years,” he said.
“With a lot of the players and committee coming off farms and Walcha being a farming community, we thought the Buy a Bale charity was an important one to support.
“The fact the money goes back into purchasing hay and other supplies for farmers in the New England North West was pretty significant for the players as well.
“Hopefully the community can come along to the bowling club and get behind the fundraiser after we beat Uralla in two grades.”
Donation barrels for the Buy a Bale campaign can also be found at various businesses around town to add your spare change to.
The fundraiser will commence after 5pm on July 21 at the Walcha Bowling Club.
For more information go to buyabale.com.au where you can find out more about helping raise money for farmers struggling through the drought as well as signing up for assistance.