Aussie Helpers

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...

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...

05 Dec

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY TRADING 2018 at Aussie Helpers – Important Notice

Aussie Helpers Office will be closed from Friday December 21st and re-open January 7th 2019 at 8am. The Thrift Shop in Charleville will be closed from December 21st and re-open January 21st 2019. Due to the extra reporting we are now required to do , it is unfortunately taking our time and focus off assisting our Farmers, we do apologise to our Farming Community but at this time we are unable to take any new registrations for help until the New Year. If...

06 Nov

PRESS RELEASE: 6/11/18 – Aussie Helpers welcomes ACNC to Charleville

It has been reported in the media that Aussie Helpers is being investigated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Over recent months, concerns have been raised by government and the media as to how charities are distributing the proceeds of donated funds to drought affected farmers. According to the government, an estimated fifty million dollars of donated funds has not reached those it was intended for. As we posted recently, Aussie Helpers was not a beneficiary to any of...

06 Sep

MEDIA: Peta Credlin SKY NEWS 30/8/18 interviews Brian Egan of Aussie Helpers about farm crises

See below Brian’s recent interview with Peta Credlin… PETA CREDLIN:  Brian Egan who several years ago founded the charity Aussie Helpers, as a way to assist Farmers across Australia who have been doing it tough. As much as the country is still fighting drought conditions, and I know you know that all better than anybody, I sat down with Brian to get an update on how his team’s campaign is going, and what more can be done to assist those in...

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...

06 Aug

Temporary Backlog at Aussie Helpers!

Thank you to everyone who contributes to Aussie Helpers in a positive way! “CURRENT BACKLOG DELAYS” We are currently understaffed due to illness, and as a result it may take us more time than unusual to respond to emails and call backs. Please be patient, we will get to your message and reply asap! The Aussie Helpers Team!     ...

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