A small committee of women are organising a raffle to provide a cash injection for Drought Angels to help those in need this Christmas season.

Lorraine Labrom, Rhondda Dean, Valerie Hilliar, Desley Mundell, Wendy Allen and Leanne Gillam all have strong connections with the local rural community, with a couple being sixth generation working on the land. Most have witnessed first hand the devastating effect that drought has on family life and have decided that any donation will lessen the impact around this festive time of year. “Drought Angels is the little charity with a big heart, making a difference to every farming family it assists,” said Desley.

Drought Angels has become well known within the rural sector across Australia, providing a unique service. The charity offers a listening ear, warm hug and personalised support to each family in need. Support consists of providing stock feed, financial support via pre-paid visas and local produce vouchers from within the communities, moral support through personal face to face or phone contact and referrals to other support networks as needed.

From their raffle, the ladies are hoping to raise $15,000 to assist with the care given to each family. Tickets can be purchased from the following locations: McGrath Estate Agents Toowoomba, The Royal on Ruthven, McKenzie Row Cellars, Cellabrations at Southridge and the Linen Chest. Tickets are just $10.

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