Goodwin residents and employees have raised $4100 to support farmers in our local regional NSW, with Parma for a Farmer lunches at our retirement living villages in Ainslie, Monash and Crace.
For every parmigiana chicken sold, Goodwin contributed $5 to Buy a Bale, an organisation that supports farmers and rural communities across Australia.
Australia is in the midst of one of the most intense dry spells of the past century. With over 99% of NSW, and 58% of Queensland affected by the drought, farmers are battling to save their crop and livestock from starving to death.
Enthusiasm to support this cause was overwhelming, and employees and residents flocked the cafes and dining areas to grab a bite of the delectable lunches lovingly prepared by our staff. The events collectively raised over $4,100, which was donated to send trucks of hay and other essential items to help farmers feed their livestock.
With Goodwin home care services now a part of our local NSW communities in the Yass/Murrumbateman and Queanbeyan-Palerang areas, this cause was extra dear to our hearts this year.
Stephen Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, Goodwin, said, “On behalf of Goodwin (and no doubt Australia’s rural community), thank you to all those who participated in the fundraising activity”.