Aussie Helpers

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08 Jan

Aussie Helpers Founder Brian Egan Passed away 05/01/2020

We are very sad to report the passing of Aussie Helpers co-founder Brian Egan. Brian dedicated his life to helping others and, with his wife Nerida, founded Aussie Helpers in 2002. Brian was widely respected and admired throughout the Australian farming community, and we know many of you were personally touched by his generosity and kindness. He is survived by his wife and daughters Natasha, Samantha, Kelly and Victoria. We will continue his work…. ...

23 Dec

MEDIA: 10/12/19 DAILY LIBERAL: Official opening of the Aussie Helpers Dubbo Depot

It is well known that a lot of our farmers keep on going because of the community’s generosity and determination to alongside them. Although the Dubbo Depot is bittersweet, there is a genuine sense of community spirit and fighting back attitude still in Dubbo.  Aussie Helpers organised food parcels and other essentials to help maintain farmers during this difficult time which are an ongoing testament to Australians who want to help one another in a times of crisis. The Dubbo Mayor turned...

21 Dec

MEDIA: 10/12/19 NVI – “MAKE A FARMER’S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL” Campaign hits target!

Aussie Helpers launched the ‘Make a Farmer’s Christmas Special’ appeal in mid-November aiming to put together 500 hampers. Halfway through the campaign, kind-hearted donors from around the world had contributed more than 1000 hampers. Aussie Helpers volunteers are now over-run in the rush to pack and deliver hampers to needy farming families, by Christmas Eve. Aussie Helpers chief executive Tash Kocks (in photo) said a Visa gift card would give a struggling family help to buy food, toys and farming supplies...

20 Dec

MEDIA: DAILY LIBERAL 4/12/19 – Dubbo Mayor attends opening of new Aussie Helpers Dubbo Depot

Aussie Helpers opened their Dubbo depot, located in McGuinn Crescent. In the photo the Dubbo Mayor Ben Shields and members from Aussie Helpers cut the ribbon to officially open their new depot. Our depots assist farmers with stock feed and basic supplies to help them get through the drought, when they are struggling the most. The recovery from the drought will be slow because of the time it takes for farmers and businesses to recover from such a prolonged and savage period of...

19 Dec

MEDIA: 19/11/19 BALONNE BEACON – The ‘Make a Farmer’s Christmas Special’ Aussie Helpers to fundraise for drought-stricken farmers

The ‘Make a Farmer’s Christmas Special’ appeal by Aussie Helpers is designed to raise much-needed funds and goods for drought-affected farmers and their families across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Everyone in the community has the option to purchase hampers to the value of $50, $100 or $500, containing food for Christmas, toys, stock feed, visa cards to buy gifts and other items. Supporting the appeal is celebrity chef Alistair McLeod, best known for TV shows The Great Day Out and...

27 Oct

PRESS RELEASE (OCT 2019) Aussie Helpers commits to improving its governance

Registered charity Aussie Helpers confirmed it has entered into a compliance agreement with the Australian Charities and Not‐for‐profits Commission (ACNC) to address concerns raised about the charity’s governance. Natasha Kocks, CEO of Aussie Helpers said the charity has fully cooperated with the ACNC’s investigation. “It is important to us that Aussie Helpers delivers support to those who need it, while also being well managed with all the appropriate procedures and controls in place. “We will continue to work with the ACNC to ensure...

17 Jul

Aussie Helpers Founders Retire -Media Release 17/07/2019

Media Release 17/07/2019 Carrying on the legacy: Aussie Helpers appoints a new CEO One of Australia’s largest rural charities, Aussie Helpers, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of co-founders Brian and Nerida Egan. The charity is close to the heart of incoming CEO, Natasha Kocks who is the Egans’ daughter and was selected by the board of directors to take over the role. Ms Kocks, who has been involved with the charity since it was founded in 2002, said she...

20 Aug

Aussie Helpers media Release 20/08/2018 $2 million in aid for Farmers

MEDIA RELEASE 20/8/18 AUSSIE HELPERS RURAL CHARITY TWO MILLION DOLLARS CASH FOR FARMING FAMILIES AUSSIE HELPERS FOUNDER BRIAN EGAN ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT AUSSIE HELPERS WILL BE GIVING TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN PREPAID VISA CARDS TO 500 FARMING FAMILIES STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN THE WORST DROUGHT IN MEMORY MR EGAN SAID THAT 500 FARMING FAMILIES WILL BE GIVEN FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH TO HELP PAY FOR LIVING COSTS. MR EGAN SAID THAT HIS VOLUNTEERS HAD BEEN COMING ACROSS MANY FARMING FAMILIES LIVING IN THIRD WORLD...

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