Here’s how you can show your support for drought-stricken farmers across NSW.
Facebook users can now use #thebigdry frame over their profile picture. The frame is being rolled out on Fairfax Media Facebook pages across the state.
Here’s how to do it:
- If you have a personal profile, click on the update profile picture tab (on your profile picture), select add frame and search #thebigdry
- If you have a page, rather than a personal profile, click on this link
Add the drought poster to your Facebook timeline, or post it to Instagram, to help raise awareness.
Fairfax Media has launched a petition which calls on the NSW government to provide more support for drought-stricken farmers.
Click here for a copy of the petition, which you can sign, and use to collect signatures in your community.
Campaigns are now underway in the Hunter, New England-North West, Western NSW and Southern NSW to raise money to buy hay, water, and in some cases groceries.
Each campaign is a partnership between Fairfax Media mastheads in that area and charity Rural Aid.
Don’t live near the drought? No worries. Why not adopt one of the Buy A Bale campaign regions. Click here for more details
The campaigns are:
New England-North West
A partnership between Northern Daily Leader, Namoi Valley Independent, Country Leader – rural, North West Magazine – rural, Armidale Express, Inverell Times, Guyra Argus, Moree Champion, Tenterfield Star, Walcha News, Border News – rural, Glen Innes Examiner and charity Rural Aid.
A partnership between Daily Liberal, Western Magazine, Narromine News, Nyngan Observer, Wellington Times, Mudgee Guardian, Lithgow Mercury, Cowra Guardian and charity Rural Aid.
A partnership between The Maitland Mercury, Newcastle Herald, Dungog Chronicle, Hunter Valley News and The Scone Advocate and charity Rural Aid.
A partnership between Bega District News, Bombala Times, Braidwood Times, Crookwell Gazette, Goulburn Post, Yass Tribune and charity Rural Aid.
Take a closer look at the unfolding drought for yourself.
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