Hands to help where it’s needed most in Morven

A convoy of RACQ mechanics and staff would make their way to the south west Queensland town of Morven this week to provide hands-on help to farming families affected by drought.

RACQ Foundation spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said the visit was part of RACQ Foundation’s Drought Assistance Project, set up to provide practical help to communities who continued to do it tough.

“Farmers in Morven, and other Queensland communities affected by drought, are under huge pressure, with many working day and night to keep themselves and their farms afloat,” Ms Clinton said.

“That’s why we’re bringing our RACQ Foundation team into town this week so our RACQ mechanics can lend a hand fixing tractors, machinery and other general farm maintenance to ease some of that pressure for the farmers.”

Ms Clinton said this was RACQ Foundation’s fifth on-ground project, and this year it would be run in conjunction with Drought Angles.

“Morven has been drought declared since April 2013, so our team’s looking forward to getting to work on local properties and sharing a cuppa and some good conversation,” she said.

The final day of the trip would be a town-wide celebration, known as an RDO – Rural Day Out.

“This day is all about giving the community a break from the day-to-day and a chance to rest, socialise and enjoy themselves,” Ms Clinton said.

“Drought Angles and RACQ staff have coordinated hairdressers, masseurs, kids’ games, food and drinks, and a special night-time concert to top off a great week.

“$23,000 of lucerne hay bales will also be delivered to Morven for distribution among the farming properties.”

The Morven Drought Assistance Project would run from Sunday 25 November to Saturday 1 December 2018.

More information about the RACQ Foundation is available on the website.