A large donation from Ausco Modular and QGC helped fund timely Christmas hampers gifted to farmers affected by drought in Nebine.

Chinchilla-based charity organisation Drought Angels used the donation to distribute 24 gift hampers to provide financial relief to these farmers in the lead-up to Christmas. Each hamper contains a pre-paid $250 visa card, a grocery box with fruit and vegetables, and Christmas cards, in addition to access to 2,000 square bales of hay that will help to feed stock.

Drought Angels spokesperson Nicki Blackwell explained that Nebine farmers were in desperate need of assistance as the region had not received rain since March 2015. Given the devastating impact of the drought on rural communities, the Christmas gifts will be a welcome surprise for the farmers who can use the money to pay off overdue bills, buy feed for stock, or prepare for Christmas.

Ausco Modular’s General Manager of Remote Accommodation, Roger Bradford said he hoped the donation would help to alleviate the burden on farmers.

According to Mr Bradford, Ausco Modular is focussed on supporting the regional communities where the company operates, and the latest effort is part of the same initiative.

Mr Bradford praised Drought Angels for their ongoing support of struggling farmers in South West Queensland.

Ausco Modular and QGC donated a total of $7,500 to Drought Angels for this cause from profits generated by reselling scrap metal.