LOCAL Country Women’s Association (CWA) members will feature in Channel Nine’s broadcast during its “Hay Mate Buy A Bale” charity concert.
Ruling over 10 branches between Uralla to Woolomin, Wanthella group president Betty-Anne White said drought had been the priority for the last two years within her sector.
While it was a chance to put the national spotlight on the the drought-affected region, Mrs White felt there was a sense of ignorance from metropolitan areas.
“It is a shame, they don’t realise,” she said.
“In the cities they have a lot of water.
“We had two millimetres on Friday and that was nothing, some areas got a lot more which was wonderful, but where it is really needed, they’re not getting it.
“Even if they get 10 millimetres and the next day it’s 23 degrees, it’s just gone.”
She said the local branches had run a number of fundraisers in recent times and a Harley Davidson group recently reached out with a support spinning initiative to be held in November.
“They’re coming from all over NSW and the ACT to Tamworth, they're having lunch in Kootingal,” she said.
“And they’re going to The Pub from five o’clock for a fundraiser and a dinner.
“All the funds raised will go via the CWA and our group will distribute the funds.”
The Kootingal branch recently donated money from its annual fashion parade towards subsiding feed bills at Valley Produce.
Channel Nine crew filmed parts of the CWA meeting on Tuesday ahead of the October 27 concert.
Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.