ABC Country Hour Program broadcast from the Australian Stock Horse Society supports drought aid

SUPPORT: ASHS Director Robert Watchirs, ASHS CEO David Gatwood, Scone Lions Robert Thurgood, ASHS Director Craig Young and ASHS Director Lorna Fanning. Photo: ASHS
SUPPORT: ASHS Director Robert Watchirs, ASHS CEO David Gatwood, Scone Lions Robert Thurgood, ASHS Director Craig Young and ASHS Director Lorna Fanning. Photo: ASHS

A partnership between the The Australian Stock Horse Society (ASHS) and the ABC Country Hour Program has seen more support flow in for our rural community during the drought. 

For the first time ever, the ASHS Head Office in Scone hosted the Country Hour on Friday with a range of interviews with farmers in the area.

The program was broadcast all over the state, including Sydney, bringing the city and the country together.

As part of the broadcast, the ABC Red Cross NSW drought appeal raised $520,000, which has since reached more than the $1.2 million mark.

ASHS CEO David Gatwood said the broadcast was well attended with funds raised on a local level also.

“A gold coin donation and sausage sizzle raised $800 for the Lions’ Need for Feed Disaster Relief project,” he said.

“It was a really good day and I think the message got through loud and clear, particularly to people in the Sydney metro area, which is where it was broadcast for the first time.”

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