JUSTIN Rumble and Damien Garvie’s work takes them up north where they have seen firsthand how much drought is impacting on farming families.
The Watertank Solutions Victoria duo are happy to tuck into a chicken parmigiana and take part in the Parma for a Farmer campaign to offer drought relief in northern Australia.
The Ballarat-based business is donating $500 to the cause, via North Ballarat Sports Club, and is urging other businesses to step up and help.
One dollar from every parma sold at participating venues will drought relief. North Ballarat Sports Club is also matching money it raises dollar-for-dollar.
“We really hope the community gets behind this and helps the farmers up north,” Mr Rumble said.
“We’ve seen how dry it is up there and farmers are obviously struggling. If it means eating a parma a day, we’re happy to try and help.”
Mr Rumble said his business was also looking at other ways to get involved to boost fundraising, without eating.
North Ballarat football administrator Lee Prentice said the club relied heavily on farmers’ supplies and, being a big club, felt it could really make a difference.
Ms Prentice said the campaign had already attracted lots of attention and parma orders at the sports club.
Parma for a Farmer runs through August.
The parma movement started in Bendigo and quickly took off across regional Victoria via social media and local radio.
Other Ballarat Parma for a Farmer venues include: Shamrock Hotel Dunnstown, Cape Clear Hotel, The Commercial Hotel Ballan, Minerdome Bistro, Lal Lal Falls Hotel, The Park Hotel, The American Hotel Creswick, Nerrina Tavern, Flying Horse Bistro, Miingos Cafe, Barkly Motor Lodge and Restaurant, Sebastopol Bowling Club, Ballarat Leagues Club, The Golden Age Hotel, The Sporting Globe.
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