One Thousand Farmers Benefit: Australia’s leading rural charity, Rural Aid, will be assisting 1,000 farmers from its $1 million mouse plague fund. Rural Aid opened the fund in June for farmers whose livelihoods and incomes had been affected by the devastating mouse plague. Each eligible farmer will receive a $1,000 pre-paid Visa card. Mice numbers peaked in late autumn and early winter across most of eastern Australia. Bingara farmer Robert Groth said he had never seen anything like it, and was very grateful to receive support. The mice numbers have largely steadied for now. Rural Aid is welcoming any farmers in need of assistance to get in touch on 1300 327 624, or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to help save Daffodil Day: Every August, communities around Australia love coming together to spread hope and support the Daffodil Day Appeal. Now in its 35th year, the Daffodil Day Appeal is Cancer Council’s most iconic fundraising campaign. This year it falls on Friday, 27th August. However, the current COVID-19 outbreak in NSW means many people can’t be out in the community. Here are three ways to to show your flower power and help save Daffodil Day this year:
1. Make an online donation at www.daffodilday.com.au/donate,
2. Become a Yellow Fundraiser. Take on a challenge, get active in yellow, give up something you love for the month of August and register here: https://www.daffodilday.com.au/fundraise-your-way/,
3. Join the Game for Good campaign by visiting https://tiltify.com/cancer-council-australia/game-for-good to get started. If you have been affected by cancer, reach out by calling 13 11 20.
Support for regional students: The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) Rural Scholarship program has supported regional students achieve their career aspirations by providing financial assistance for the past 14 years. With the scholarship criteria focusing on how students can give back to the community through their chosen career path and positively contribute to the future of regional and rural NSW, students from any discipline are encouraged to apply for the 2022 program. With funding of up to $3,000 for part-time and up to $6,000 for full-time study available, interested students can visit www.rasf.org.au to learn more and start the application process. Applications will close Monday, 6th September 2021.