“R U Aware, We Care” Appeal

Wests Entertainment Group are proud to partner with the “R U Aware, We Care” appeal, helping farmers in our region through the tough times.

HOW WESTS IS SUPPORTING THE APPEAL

Donations

Tins where you can make cash donations have been placed throughout Wests, Diggers & The Courts. Look for these and make a donation for farmers the next time you visit.

West Tamworth League Club is also one of the designated drop off points for any pet food, non perishable foods or toiletry items including nappies. Please bring any items for donation to 58 Phillip Street, West Tamworth to be turned it into hampers for delivery to farmers by the Salvation Army and CWA.

For information on how to donate outside of Wests, see the “How to make a donation to the appeal” section below.

 

“R U Aware, We Care” Fundraising Concert

On Sunday July 22nd a fundraising concert will be held in Blazes at Wests with all funds going to “R U Aware, We Care”.

Artists performing include Lee Kernaghan, Ashleigh Dallas, Lyn Bowtell, Splashpool, Pixie Jenkins, Ryan Morris & many more

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 4th July through our website as well as over the phone (02 6765 7588), or over the counter counter at Wests and Diggers.

 

Farmer Fridays

From 6th – 20th  July we are inviting staff, members, and guests of our clubs to wear jeans, throw on a flannelette shirt ad the obligatory Akubra hat each Friday in support of farming families in our region who are in need of assistance during the drought. Donation boxes for this fundraiser will be located throughout the venues.

 

ABOUT THE APPEAL

Well below average rain and widespread drought across the New England Northwest Region is starting to take its toll. Many farmers have sold off all but their core breeding stock and they have been left hand-feeding for months. Money is tight and debts are mounting.
Aussie farmers are the backbone of our country and work tirelessly to put food on our tables but in tough times like these, they need our help and support.
Even if it rained steadily now, farmers won’t see paddocks green up for months.
“R U Aware, We Care” is a joint initiative of 88.9FM and Tamworth Regional Council with the generous support of Wests Entertainment Group, Salvation Army Tamworth, CWA, Tamworth Business Chamber, and the NSW Farmers Association.
All donations will assist farming families who need a helping hand from the New England Northwest Region.
Requests for assistance from farming families will be handled independently by the Salvation Army.

 

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE APPEAL

Visit the online payment portal to donate via Paypal, or visit a TRC customer service centre to donate in person.

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Go shopping for a farming family

If you have pet food, non perishable foods or toiletry items including nappies that you’d like to donate to farmers in the New England North West Region, please drop it at one of the following businesses and we’ll turn it into hampers to be delivered by the Salvation Army and CWA:

West Tamworth League Club
58 Phillip Street, West Tamworth

Centrepoint Tamworth
374 Peel St, Tamworth NSW 2340

Tamworth Shoppingworld
Cnr Bridge St & Denne St, West Tamworth NSW 2340

Tamworth Square
432 Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340

Carlo’s IGA Calala
Shop 7, 10 Campbell Rd, Calala

Carlo’s Super IGA Tamworth
Cnr Robert Rd and Links Ave

Carlo’s Super IGA Quirindi
56-64 George St, Quirindi

Carlo’s IGA Manilla
165 Manilla St, Manilla

Carlo’s IGA Walcha
16 Fitzroy Street, Walcha

 

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?

There is a dedicated Appeal website at www.ruawarewecare.com.au
There is a dedicated Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ruawarewecare
The Appeal website is the best to start for people who want to:

  • Make a donation
  • Register their own event
  • See what events or activities might be planned