The goal was $150,000 to purchase 3 Nissan 4WD vehicles to travel the extensive distances required to reach and identify those rural families who are struggling to survive.
Over the 3 day, 265 km ride starting in Dalby through Tara, Miles and Chinchilla. Collectively 45 riders, 17 support crew, the major Sponsor Nissan Australia and many other sponsors raised a total in excess of $170,000 – an awesome effort resulting in three Nissan 4WD’s!
Aussie Helpers are extremely grateful and very proud to be associated with such a great company as Nissan and thank them for their amazing support and generosity to support Aussie Helpers cause to assist Australian farming families.
The Official Handover of 3 Nissan 4WD’s
David Fowler (K’s), Brian Egan, Nerida Egan (Aussie Helpers), Dale Robbins (Nissan Aust), Helen Debenham (K’s) & Andrew Weedon (PwC).
The Cow Cars
Aussie Helpers would like to thank Nissan, Helen Debenham from HD Events and Dave Fowler who organised this great event and to all the riders, sponsors and donors!
Testimonials from Dairy Farmers that the new Nissan’s will be used for.
“I cant say in words how much your help and love is appreciated….. you make broken feel a little better.xxx
I have spoken to so many other people (dairy farmers) who you have called on who are just blown away be your kindness and the fact you have checked on them again x
From the bottom of our hearts thank you… its just so nice to know people care”
“Thank you to all the organisations that are donating to Aussie helpers, you can be assured we are getting the help we need first hand from your generosity.
Biggest Thank you to Aussie Helpers for looking out for family, we really appreciate your support.”
“Dear Brian and crew
I xxxx from Tasmania greatly appreciate the assistance i have been given from Aussie Helpers
I was in a very difficult situation with no money to buy fodder due to what the dairy company s did to us . Without the assistance i would have to sell more of my milking herd and would no longer be financially viable.”
“Dear Brian and the team at Aussie Helpers,
I’m feeling a bit speechless and overwhelmed by your generosity.
My Family and I are so grateful for the kind gifts that we have received from you and would like for you to know how much it means to us.
It has been a very hard couple of years on our farm and an even harder couple of months with the recent milk price crash.
The generosity shown by Aussie helpers has certainly put a smile back on my face and as you drove away today from our farm I actually had a bit of time to take it all in and it even put a tear in my eye.
Its nice to know that there are still some great people in the world.
Once again thank you, we will be forever grateful.”