Rebel Radio Network pushes campaign for drought-affected farmers
The Rebel Radio Network has donated $5,000 to a new drought campaign to help regional farmers called Drought Angels.
The network behind Rebel FM and Breeze FM has also set aside $250,000 in advertising space to encourage other businesses to donate to the cause.
There will also be additional fundraising events announced in the near future.
Rebel Radio Network GM Cheryl Jowitt explained that the advertising had been set aside to recognise businesses who donated, and hopes that bigger companies are encouraged to donate.
“We are starting the ball rolling with a $5,000 cash injection to Drought Angels and I challenge other businesses to do the same,” she said.
“It’s easy to do your weekly supermarket shop and forget about where our food comes from.
“It’s easy to forget and easy to complain about the prices. But our farmers are doing it tough and with dry conditions set to continue, it’s not going to get better any time soon.”
Non-for-profit Drought Angels offer a range of ways to donate online, from dollar amounts to tailored donation options specifically for regional farmers in drought-affected areas.
“I’m hoping that our listeners on the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim will donate to our Feed our Farmers appeal and support the work of Drought Angels,” said Jowitt.