Raise a glass, and funds, for drought relief

Devastating: Angus Barclay, in drought ravaged Warren, distributes some much needed hay to his stock. Photo - Krystle Wright.
Devastating: Angus Barclay, in drought ravaged Warren, distributes some much needed hay to his stock. Photo - Krystle Wright.

Grabbing a pint at some of this State's greatest establishments could help raise funds and awareness for drought-stricken communities across Australia.

From the city to the country, states to the territories, there will be fundraising events held at pubs and clubs this weekend, October 25 to 27, as the Let It Pour campaign raises money to help with the plight of farmers and farming communities doing it tough.

The Great Northern Brewery Co is donating 1000 kegs to help start off the fundraising with venues holding events such as live bands, sausage sizzles, bale tossing and more.

Rotary's Philip Archer said clubs would be helping with events with monies raised donated to a drought relief fund organised by Rotary Australia.

"Last year, funds were given to people who needed help with everything from feed and water for livestock to school supplies for children, repairs for their farm machinery and food for their dinner tables," he said.

"They were overwhelmed and incredibly touched by the generosity of Australians in both urban and regional centres and found great comfort in their show of support as they turned out in droves to events across the country."

Pubs and clubs taking part in Let it Pour in South Australia include:

  • Royal Hotel, Balaklava;
  • Ceduna Foreshore Hotel;
  • Cleve Hotel Motel;
  • Coobowie Hotel;
  • Crystal Brook Hotel;
  • The Swanport Hotel, Murray Bridge;
  • Morphett Arms Hotel, Adelaide;
  • Goolwa Hotel;
  • Kadina Hotel;
  • Crown Inn Hotel Kingston;
  • Middleton Tavern;
  • South Eastern Hotel Winnall;
  • Naracoorte Hotel;
  • Railway Hotel Motel, Peterborough;
  • The Highway Hotel, Adelaide;
  • Rising Sun Hotel, Port Wakefield;
  • Victoria Hotel, Adelaide;
  • Anglers Inn Wallaroo;
  • Warooka Hotel;
  • Warradale Hotel, Adelaide;
  • Wudinna Hotel;
  • Mulga Hill Tavern, Broken Hill
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