The trip starts at Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre in Caringbah and will travel the New England Highway showcasing towns including Uralla, Armidale, Guyra and Glen Innes, NSW.
The Rural Road Trip forms part of the Drought Aid Campaign that Jaclyn has developed. What started as an idea 5 weeks ago has already resulted in donations of food and water being delivered to 48 families in the New England region and her customers changing their travel routes to support rural towns.
The Drought Aid – Armidale, Guyra, Glen Innes and Surrounding Towns campaign has 3 goals:
- Raise money for the drought affect residents in these towns.
- Collect donations of water, non perishable food and other supplies and deliver this to the drought affected residents in these towns.
- Encourage caravanners and travellers to visit drought affected rural towns to help their local economies.
Jaclyn has gathered a group of businesses in Sydney and partnered with the Rotary and CWA members in the New England Region to deliver the donated food, water and supplies. Everyone involved in this campaign is volunteering and donating their time and equipment.
On the 8th November in Guyra, Jaclyn is meeting with Mr James Jackson, NSW Farmers Federation Chairman and Adam Marshall, State Member and Minister for Agriculture to discuss how the drought is affecting farmers and town residents and advise them about the Drought Aid campaign coordinated by Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre and the assistance it is providing to residents in their towns.
More information can be found here: http://www.boldtcrc.com.au/drought-aid/
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