Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Big Dry Friday campaign on 6 December 2019.
Donations from clients, friends, business partners, Morgans staff and offices around Australia, reached $1.3 million.
Nearly 2400 farmers and their families are set to receive $500 gift cards.
Donation presented to Rural Aid
Institutional Adviser Lisa Shand presented our $1.3 million donation to Wayne Thomson, General Manager of Rural Aid, on Channel 9's Hay Mate Bush Christmas Appeal:
Brian Sheahan, Executive Chairman, with a message of thanks:
What is Big Dry Friday?
In 2018, Morgans launched its first 'Big Dry Friday' with the aim of creating awareness of the plight that many regional and rural Australians were facing at the hands of one of our most severe droughts.
A year later, the situation remained even more devastating, compounded by further adverse weather conditions and a real threat of bush fires in tinder dry areas.
So on Friday 6 December 2019, we again invited all Australians to reflect on the plight of our farmers and make a small contribution to their welfare. A donation could be an amount you would spend on a few Friday drinks, a meal, or a sporting match for example.
The Morgans Foundation and The Goldburg Family Foundation matched dollar-for-dollar all funds raised (capped at $350,000). The Morgans Institutional Team donated its commission on Friday 6 December to the campaign.
All proceeds were donated to Rural Aid, which is an Australian charity dedicated to supporting rural communities. This decision was made following consultation with farmers who said that gift cards would be highly valued and appreciated.
Wayne Thomson, Rural Aid
Wayne Thomson, General Manager of Rural Aid, outlines the issues our rural communities are facing and has some heart-wrenching stories to tell:
Thank you to all who participated. All donations are tax deductible.
Remember: No farmers, No food!
Please note, you will be redirected to PayPal to make a secure payment to the Morgans Foundation – ABN 29 287 581 394. You will be emailed a tax receipt directly from PayPal within 24 hours.
Speak with your Morgans adviser or nearest Morgans branch for more information. You can also find out more about the fantastic work the Morgans Foundation does here.
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