KILMORE Racing Club’s two venues – Kilmore Trackside and the Bendigo Club have raised more than $7,000 through the Parma for a Farmer Campaign.
Kilmore Racing CEO Ben Murphy said he is proud of his team and patrons who played a role in helping support drought-stricken farmers through the campaign.
“During August Kilmore Trackside and The Bendigo Club raised $7,281 through the sale of the chicken parmigianas, in venue promotions and community donations,” Mr Murphy said.
In addition, Kilmore Racing Club matched dollar for dollar any donation over $20. Significant donations from Rotary Clubs of both Kilmore and Bendigo were also matched by the Kilmore Racing Club.
Mr Murphy said every dollar will help bring some much-needed relief to battling farmers and their families.
“The communities of both Kilmore and Bendigo have been fantastic in helping support this fantastic initiative and all of us have been made aware of the hardship and struggles our farmers are facing.”
Amanda Kinross who provided the inspiration for ‘Parma for a Farmer’ expressed her gratitude for the donation.
“Incredible donations such as this are overwhelming. The generosity of the Kilmore Racing Club and of course the wonderful customers of both The Bendigo Club and Kilmore Trackside cannot be underestimated,” She said.
Ms. Kinross also touched on the great Australian tradition of helping a struggling mate out.
“The farmers across this great land have been putting food on our table for years now, so we’re more than happy to be helping put food on their tables during these tough times”.
“We’ll be keeping the donation tins open for the month of September so feel free to help us support our farmers. Again, we all need to remember, that without our farmers, where would we be?” M. Murphy said.
If you would like more information regarding ‘Parma for a Farmer’ and the ‘Buy a Bale’ Campaign, simply visit www.buyabale.com.au/parma-for-a-farmer/