One of the best things about our great nation is that Australians are always up for helping out a mate.
The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are a classic example of this. In case the name isn’t familiar, this incredible bunch of volunteers take donated hay to Australian farmers in drought affected areas.
The group, founded by Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell, started in 2014 when Brendan heard about a farmer in Bourke (NSW) that was struggling in the drought. He contacted the farmer and offered to bring him a truck load of hay. The rest is history.
Each year Brendan and crew of 500 volunteers load up more than 200 trucks and 400 trailers and transport feed to New South Wales and Queensland. Drivers and their trucks come from all over New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, and the hay is donated by generous Australian farmers. The convoy extends for more than 150 kilometres and the hay runners transport enough feed for 300,000 animals across hundreds of properties.
Since 2014, 12 successful hay runs have been completed. The last two runs (to Ilfracombe in central west Queensland, about 27km from Longreach) are the biggest to date. Brendan and the BRH team know that the hay they deliver will only provide temporary relief, but want to show their fellow Australians that someone cares.
My Stubby are honoured to partner up with the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners to provide the official event custom stubby holders. Funds raised from the sale of each stubby holder are used to provide fuel the trucks.
If you would like to help or find out more about this amazing group, check them out on facebook
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