RACQ goes to Morven to help drought-impacted farmers

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RACQ goes to Morven to help drought-impacted farmers

A convoy of RACQ mechanics and staff is set to visit the southwest Queensland town of Morven this week to provide hands-on help to drought-impacted farming families as part of its foundation’s Drought Assistance Project.

“Farmers in Morven and other Queensland communities affected by drought are under huge pressure, with many working day and night to keep themselves and their farms afloat,” said Kirsty Clinton, RACQ Foundation spokesperson. “That’s why we’re bringing our RACQ Foundation team into town this week so our RAC mechanics can lend a hand fixing tractors, machinery, and other general farm maintenance to ease some of that pressure for the farmers.”

The foundation’s fifth on-ground project would be run in partnership with Drought Angels and will see $23,000 of lucerne hay bales distributed among farming properties in Morven.

RACQ will top off the week with a Rural Day Out (RDO) on Dec. 1 to give the community a “break from the day-to-day and a chance to rest, socialize, and enjoy themselves,” Clinton said.