St Joseph's School, Stanthorpe | Living Mercy since 1875

‘Fiver for a Farmer’—a winner at St Joseph’s

‘Fiver for a Farmer’—a winner at St Joseph’s

Prefect, Hunter Murphy chose a ‘Fiver for a Farmer day’ for his mercy value of service project held at St Joseph’s school recently. Student’s paid $5 for the ‘right’ to dress as a farmer to raise funds for, and more importantly awareness about, drought affected farmers.  

 

When asked what motivated him to support the farmers, Hunter said, “my main initiative to start this project was due to my closeness to the issue. I originally chose my Mercy value of service with the intent to help recognise and support those farmers whom are usually hidden from mainstream media. As a farmer myself, I understand the struggles faced by farmers from day to day. I have been a crop farmer for nine years and have dealt with many hard-ships that affect more than just the farm and income. To raise awareness and funds for the farmers in drought in any small or big way, was important for me to do.”

 

Proceeds from the ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ day will be donated to ‘Rural Aid’ to assist drought- stricken farmers and their families. St Joseph’s will also be holding a street stall in the Piazza on the 8th September to contribute to the cause.