Auction at Newhaven to raise funds for farmers

SUPPORTING FARMERS: Bess Hart is again getting behind a cause close to her heart and raising funds for farmers affected by drought.
SUPPORTING FARMERS: Bess Hart is again getting behind a cause close to her heart and raising funds for farmers affected by drought.

Another Katherine event is getting behind Aussie farmers hit by drought. 

Bess Hart, who usually puts her efforts into raising funds for the Biggest Morning Tea, will be holding a sausage sizzle this weekend with all proceeds going to Rural Aid Australia. 

Again, Katherine businesses have rallied support and donated goods for an auction to be held on the day. 

Having lived through drought herself, Ms Hart said she hopes to raise enough to help those who need it most. 

“I’ve lived on cattle stations for 35 years and I’ve seen first hand how tough it can get,” she said. 

“These people, through no fault of their own, are doing such a battle and because they are battling it effects the whole of Australia through a ripple effect. 

“Everyone has to do what ever they can. 

“Knowing the misery farmers are going through right now – it is just dreadful,” she said. 

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The sausage sizzle is to be held at Newhaven on Gorge Road on September 1, from 12.30pm to 3pm. 

In addition to a multitude of homemade cakes, biscuits, marmalade and of course Bess’ famous Billy Tea, there will be an auction at 1pm. 

Rural Aid supports rural communities across Australia through a number of programs.

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