BDC students and staff are doing their bit for Aussie farmers this Father’s Day.

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Thursday 29 August will see the Bishop Druitt College Roger Oates Centre and oval fill with fathers, grandfathers and carers from the BDC community coming together to celebrate Father’s Day. 

This year BDC are raising money for Buy a Bale of Hay, Helping Australian Farmers. Across Australia, there are thousands of farmers who need help. Farmers in Queensland and Northern NSW need help to keep their cattle, sheep and horses alive through one of the worst droughts in living history and after the cessation of live cattle exports, no wet season and fires. Buy a Bale provide water, hay, food, mental health services and more. 

BDC hospitality students will be selling barista made coffee during the morning and all money raised will go towards Buy a Bale.

There will also be a raffle with great prizes given away to raise more much-needed funds. 

Special guest speakers will discuss their experiences with the drought and how they have been affected. 

“This event is a really important one on our college calendar. This is one of the worst droughts we have seen and BDC staff and students are trying to raise as much money as possible for Australian farmers.” Nick Johnstone, Principal at Bishop Druitt College.

Raffle tickets will be sold during the breakfast and some great prizes are up for grabs for guests to WIN! From beach cricket sets, snorkel set, family passes to the Butterfly House, electric toothbrushes thanks to Jetty Dental, voucher plus golf cart from Bonville Golf Resort, board shorts, hooded jumpers, water bottles, gym towels, neck rollers, giant roller, hookey board, gym bags including towels and water bottles and more.

All money raised from the raffle and gold coin door entry will be donated directly to Buy a Bale of Hay, so they may continue to do amazing work.