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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...

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...

09 Feb

MEDIA: Alan Jones interview with Brian Egan Aussie Helpers – QLD Flooding Disaster 2019

In this interview Alan Jones talks to Brian Egan from Aussie Helpers about the recent mass flooding in Queensland areas and how it is affecting our farmers, some of whom have gone from inability to give their stock water, to flooding washing them off the farm completely. Listen now by clicking on the media file below: https://aussiehelpers.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Aussie-Helpers-Radio-1.mp3   SOURCE:    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/drought-brian-egan-and-anto-white#description ...

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...

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