‘Recovery’ lunch to aid battling farmers

FARMERS still need money for everyday essentials like groceries, bills, rates, car registration, medical and school fees.

This is no ordinary drought and families have been doing it tough for a long time but communities are resilient and with the right support, they will come through this, according to Red Cross, with representatives working hard to supply strategies to cope with stress, well-being checks and essential items.
Bankstown residents have been very helpful through donating to initiatives like Buy A Bale and are now invited to a Red Cross ‘Recovery’ Luncheon to keep the support going.
Hosted by St George District branch of the Red Cross and to be held at the ritzy Highline Venue, 462 Chapel Road, the lunch will feature special guest former Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, and author of ‘Women of the Outback’, Sue Williams.
There will be entertainment from Sing Australia and bush poet Ralph Scrivens, along with an exciting silent plus a live auction.
Branch president Meg Lawther is inviting everyone to support the event.
“It will be a fun and interesting afternoon; we have great guest speakers who will also take part in a Q and A, top entertainers and exciting auctions,” she said.
“We are also going to watch a video with farmers being interviewed and the glamorous venue should make it a lot of fun too plus you know that you are helping a very worthwhile cause.”
With all proceeds going to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Assistance and Recovery Fund, the lunch will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 12noon.
Tickets are $40 a person or $400 for a table of 10; a suggested donation of $60 is fully tax deductible or you are welcome to make a larger donation.
Book at and for further info, call Sonia, 0418 768 889 or email; RSVP, May 19.