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Truck Driver Chris Weller of Lormac Transport South Grafton, loads the last three pallets of goods for delivery.

Yamba Fair Drought Donations

Lynne Mowbray |

Businesses at Yamba Fair are continuing with their drought relief support with a total of six pallets of goods being dispersed to help out our farmers.

Kane and Jacqui Aeschlimann from Kane’s Sport and Leisure have so far donated retail stock to the amount of $8578.30.

“We watched an article on the ABC whereby several of the farmer’s wives discussed their inability to purchase any new clothing for the family due to lack of funds,” Jacqui said.

“So we decided to donate winter and some summer clothing to be distributed to the most needy families; especially those families with teenage children who have outgrown their clothes.

“We felt that this may be more useful than trying to raise monetary funds, as this has been actioned quite heavily in the local community.

“We especially donated quite a bit of menswear, as the care packs that are being distributed are tending more towards feminine and infant products,” she said.

Kane said that the western NSW and QLD farmers are amongst some of their best customers, who they see year in and year out without fail when they visit Yamba.

“The least we can do is to give back to those distant communities, who are always so friendly and gracious when they come to Yamba and support small local businesses,” Kane said.

Yamba Fair Centre Manager Paul Turk said he would like to thank Target Yamba Manager Louise Mayled for their donations also.

“We’d also like to thank truck driver Chris Weller from Lormac Transport South Grafton, Jenny Vickery from ‘Warm Touch’ who is co-ordinating the distribution of all the donated goods and to all our customers at Yamba Fair, for their kind donations,” Mr Turk said.

Kane Aeschlimann of Kane’s Sport and his daughter Matilda with some of their donations.
Target Yamba manager Louise Mayled with some of their boxed donations. Images: Contributed.