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L-R Yamba Shopping Fair manager Paul Turk and Coles Yamba manager Shane Edie with two pallets of goods which were donated by the community, to help out the drought affected farmers. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Yamba Fair helps locals support our farmers

Lynne Mowbray |

Yamba Shopping Fair has come on board to assist customers, wishing to help out our farmers.

Yamba Fair manager Paul Turk said the whole idea of this is that we want to let everyone know, that we support everyone on the other side of the tablelands.

“We’ve had a lot of their meat coming here for years and we just want to let them know that we are thinking of them and we want to help as much as we can,” Mr Turk said.

“There’s a drop off point (for goods) here at Coles and there’s also one in Target.

“I’ve registered the shopping centre with ‘Buy a Bale’ and all the shops (in the centre) have got tins, so customers can support ‘Buy a Bale’, he said.

Manager of Coles Yamba Shane Edie said that Coles have come on board to match customer’s donations.
“Any customer donations made to assist the farmers through the Coles registers, Coles Supermarkets head office will match dollar for dollar every donation during the month of August,” Mr Edie said.

“We need to thank the community for their support; because without their generous support this wouldn’t be possible,” he said.

Two pallets of grocery items which have been donated by the community over the last two weeks left Yamba on Friday afternoon.

Co-ordinator of the Grafton group ‘Warm Touch 2460’ Jenny Vickery said that the two pallets of donated goods will be heading out to Ashford (west of Inverell) as part of the ‘Ashford drought muster’.

“We’ve also got five boxes of donated goods which were picked up from Target Yamba on Friday, by one of their volunteers,” she said.

A huge shout out also goes to Lormac Transport and their driver Chris Weller for transporting the two pallets of donated goods from Yamba to Grafton, free of charge.

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