Amid one of the most devastating weather events to face our farmers in recent years, a drought that has a grip on over 99% of NSW, Sydney Dragway has undertaken a donation program to help ease the hardship on our farmers.
Effective immediately, at every Sydney Dragway owned and promoted event, $500 for every 1000 paying adult spectators will be donated to Rural Aid Australia via the “Racing for our Farmers” fundraiser.
Rural Aid Australia is an organisation dedicated to assisting farmers through the most difficult of times through programs such as “Buy A Bale” “Farm Army” “Farm Rescue” and “Weekend Warriors”. Rural Aid Australia also provides counselling services for farmers in rural areas who may be doing it tough because of the current drought situation.
“We are a part of the extended NSW Community,” said Sydney Dragway General Manager Peter Beaumont. “And with so many of our racers and fans being from rural drought affected areas we thought that this was the perfect way to show our appreciation to our extended racing family and others that might be doing it tough."
Racers and fans will be able to donate via donation buckets at every Sydney Dragway event starting at this Saturday’s Test and Tune, and will also be able to donate via an online donation portal on the Sydney Dragway website.
Sydney Dragway will also be auctioning several money-can’t-buy experiences such as a “Start Line Experience” for two people at November’s East Coast Thunder, a passenger ride in the famous burnout car “Skid Truck” and other unforgettable experiences - with the proceeds going straight to the fundraising campaign. More experiences and auctions will be added in coming weeks.
For more information and to stay up to date with the “Racing for our Farmers” fundraiser, please follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SydneyDragway/ .
For More information on Rural Aid Australia, please visit https://www.ruralaid.org.au.