Parma for a Farmer campaign at Wests a success

A semi trailer load worth of hay will be distributed to drought-stricken farmers thanks to Macarthur locals and Wests Group Macarthur.

Wests venues raised $9500 during the Parma for a Farmer August campaign.

For the entire month of August Wests donated $1 from every Chicken Parmigiana and Chicken Schnitzel purchased at Wests League Club Campbelltown, Country Club Gledswood Hills, Lakeside Golf Club Camden and Wests Tennis Club.

The Wests group succeeded in its goal to raise enough money to purchase a full semi-trailer load of hay to help struggling farmers in NSW.  

Wests Group Macarthur executive officer Tony Mathew thanked locals for supporting the initiative.

“Our members and guests really got behind the campaign, with many of our sporting groups, local businesses and family groups coming together for a Parmi night,” he said.

“The community spirit and willingness to show practical support to NSW farmers was heart-warming and certainly a reflection of the community spirit here in Macarthur.

“We thank everyone for their support.

“We hope that this semi trailer load of hay relieves some stress for a few of our drought-affected NSW farmers and lets them know that we see their struggle, we care and we want to help in a practical way.”

The hay will be donated through the Buy a Bale scheme.

Buy a Bale is supplying emergency feed for livestock in the worst affected drought-stricken areas of Australia.