Nine Network’s telecast of the Hay Mate – a bush Christmas appeal for our Aussie Farmers concert drew $343,000 worth of donations.
Ar the end of the broadcast, it was revealed that $4.350 million
had been raised for Rural Aid’s disaster relief program.
A staggering $4.60 million has now been raised!
It will go to purchasing hay and providing water and financial assistance for fire and drought-affected farmers.
The show was organised primarily by Glenn Wheatley’s, who in 2018 raised over $2 million for a similar show in Tamworth.
Farnham’s set is said to have sparked off at least $1 million
worth of viewer donations.
Glenn Wheatley, said: “I am beyond pleased with the result from Hay Mate. With the help of Rural Aid we can commence distribution
of hay and water immediately to the farmers most in need. The generosity of all the Australians who donated is very touching.
“The generosity of all the artists who performed and donated their
time is also touching.
We will be able to make it a happier
Christmas for many
because of Hay Mate.”