Gallagher branches combine to raise more than $10,000 for drought-hit farmers
Published 25 October 2018
Fundraising efforts across the Gallagher branch network all over Australia have raised more than $10,000 for drought-hit farming communities.
In response to a challenge laid down by Gallagher Australia Chief Executive Sarah Lyons to assist rural areas contending with the worst drought in living memory, Gallagher branches employed a variety of creative means to support the cause.
Some of the fundraising highlights included:-
Gallagher Dubbo raising more than $4000 through client and local business donations; raffles and baking sales
Newcastle-based Area Director Mark Bramley dyed his silver hair blond, raising more than $1100 in the process (read more here)
Gallagher Perth raised nearly $2000 through in-branch activities and by auctioning a pair of tickets to the AFL Grand Final
Gallagher Wollongong raised nearly $1000 through a big breakfast cook-up for local businesses
Gallagher Warragul held a 'can drive' for affected farming communities
Many other branches held morning teas and dress-like-a-farmer days, contributing thousands more dollars for Aussie Helpers and Rural Aid's 'Buy a Bale' campaign. Some photo highlights of Gallagher activity can be viewed below.
The giving doesn't end there, though, with Jason Fuller, General Manager, Corporatefrom Gallagher Perth donating some 28 tonnes of hay bales valued at approx $7500 from his own WA farmtoRapid Relief's Hay Drop campaign. This is set to be delivered to drought-hit eastern states by the end of October.
Gallagher Australia Chief Executive Sarah Lyons paid tribute to the efforts of the wider business, saying: "We have a large number of rural clients all over the country and many of them have had a very difficult time in 2018.
"The support from right across the Gallagher network has been incredible and I'm very proud of the response from the teams, who have pulled out all the stops to support our rural communities."