Manager of Westpac, Dean Messiter and his team have been showing off their cooking skills this week in a bid to help some of Queensland’s worst affected drought areas.
The staff set up a barbecue outside their building on Clarinda Street and fed hungry passers-by to assist the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners in their quest to deliver much needed feed to farmers in Queensland. “People have been very generous, one man bought a sausage sandwich and paid $100!” said Katie, who works at the bank.
“In total we’ve managed to raise $610 from one day of barbecuing so we’re looking at doing something bigger next time to raise even more” said Dean, whose brother, Andrew, is one of the runners, “Andrew is really excited to be part of the hay run this year, it’s his first time and he just wants to give back to the farmers that have helped our country.
He’d like to give a big shout out to Brendan Farrell, the organiser of the run, who donates his time and own money to the organisation.” The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners have completed 10 successful runs, managing to deliver 5,000 bales during their last round, and are hoping to make this an eleventh. If you’d like to donate to this cause, the Rotary Club of Sydney handle all monetary donations and their details are as follows; BSB: 062 438, ACC: 10211156, description: Drought Appeal, as the runners are not an organisation, just a bunch of blokes trying to help out fellow Aussies.