The Southern Cross Motel Group has dedicated the entire month of September to raising much-needed funds for Queensland and New South Wales drought relief efforts.

Liam Kelly, CEO of Southern Cross Motel Group, is “proud to announce that we have raised $9000.00 for Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale Campaign, via the hard work of our team of management and staff and thanks to the immense generosity of the Southern Cross Motel Group community.”

Alongside collecting gold coin donations in our restaurants and receptions our properties also raised funds through fantastic community initiatives, from degustation dinners to carpark parties.

In the coming weeks Rural Aid will be using the funds to send a full semi-trailer of hay to a farming community in need. The Southern Cross Motel Group’s CEO and Operations Team had the opportunity to meet with Rural Aid’s General Manager, Wayne Thomson, and discuss the incredible work he and his team are achieving around the country to help relieve drought pressures. Over the last few weeks alone they have used donations big and small to provide feed, food, fuel and support to hundreds of farms and families.

With 11 properties in rural Queensland and New South Wales this drought continues to take a toll on the families and farmers of our very own communities. “We are excited to be doing our part and using our network, stretching from Mackay to Junee, to make real a difference,” says Liam Kelly.