Mini ‘farmers’ help drought appeal

BIG hats and boots were part of the dress code at St Mark’s Preschool and Long Daycare Centre yesterday as part of a fundraiser for the drought-stricken farmers in the region’s .

Director Bec Bailey said St Mark’s decided to get involved after hearing a local radio station encouraging the community to participate in “Dollar Day” yesterday to go towards the drought appeal.

She said students and staff were encouraged to dress in a farm theme and a tin at the preschool door collected donations from the students’ families.

“We are a rural community and we rely on our farmers so we thought this was something we could do to help,” Ms Bailey said.

The staff also talked to students about what the drought meant to the region and the importance of water conservation.

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