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Catholic Schools participate in Fiver for a Farmer Fundraising Campaign

August 7, 2018

Ten year old Jack Berne.a Year 4 student at St John the Baptist Primary School at Freshwater felt that his school needed to do more to help out our drought effected farmers. Jack came up with the idea to have the school dress up as farmers and bring in a fiver to raise awareness and funds that could go towards helping our country cousins. 

“We have been learning about the drought and the Farmers and I heard that there are kids that are skipping school to help out on their farms. Kids that are our age!” stated Jack “My school mates and I want to fundraise for the Farmers – “A fiver for a Farmer”

Following record dry conditions, Farmers in rural Australia are in dire straights. As costs spiral and conditions worsen, even putting food on the table is  becoming too hard for some families. The Catholic schools office and schools within the Diocese encourage everyone to assist Jack in his fundraising drive and participate in “Fiver for a Farmer” Day on Monday 13 August.

How do you get involved?
Join the movement! On August 13th, we are asking all school kids across Australia to dress as Farmers, bring in five dollars to donate to drought relief and help change the future of Aussie Farmers. Donations can be made through