FROM THE AUSSIE HELPERS TEAM
No one wants to admit things are tough, and farmers are some of the proudest people in Australia. But sometimes they need our help, especially before it’s too late. Aussie Helpers stays in touch with 100’s of farming families to ensure their well being and survival through good and bad times.
I encourage you to be part of this effort either with a donation, fundraising or general support, all is always welcome at Aussie Helpers. We only survive because of the kind generosity of the public’s donations and our kind sponsors.
We like to think that supporting our hard working farmers is a privilege, although it can be challenging, it never stops being rewarding, seeing people smile again, it makes our job worthwhile and inspiring. Why not get involved in our cause, fundraising, volunteering or joining in our conversations on Facebook, we’d love to see you there.
Brian Egan is the co-founder of the Aussie Helpers Charity. He is respected and revered as one of Australia’s greatest unsung heros fighting to save our farmers from loss and heartache by dedicating his own life to their sanity and support 24/7, all year round.
Nerida has been now working on Aussie Helpers with Brian for 13 years, never receiving a penny for their time, because it was never about the money. It was about compassion and caring. They both still live in a rented home in Charleville, western Queensland.
In 2010 Nerida was nominated for the Who’s Who of Australian Courageous Women and she continues to inspire women around Australia with her tireless work and incredible ability to support farming families during their difficult.
Nerida pioneered the “Pamper Packs” for the farming women who often went without these simple luxuries because of the remote location and high demands of working on the land often while raising a family.
You can hear from Nerida herself on the Australian Story TV episode where she speaks of her perspective raising a family on the land, and the growth of Aussie Helpers.
Sam Price is the much-loved Aussie Helpers Office Manager who helps coordinate over 40 volunteers, and helps people organise fundraising events whilst balancing the incoming calls from farmers and their wives who are in distress and looking for support.
Sometimes people just want someone to talk to and Sam is their first contact with Aussie Helpers. Sam listens to their story and follows up with any assistance they need.
Sam ensures the Aussie Helpers Volunteer Team work around three words “care, share, respect” which simply means that Aussie Helpers care about people in need and will share whatever assistance they have available free of charge and will give the recipients the utmost respect and confidentiality.