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Another great drought initiative

Another great drought initiative

Photo: Jamie Gibbs and Jolelene Caston at the Royal Hotel will Let it Pour for farmers this weekend with proceeds from the sale of Great Northern beer going to drought relief.

Orange pub patrons can do their bit for drought relief this weekend, with a number of local venues jumping onboard brewer Great Northern’s Let it Pour fundraiser.

Great Northern is donating 1000 kegs to venues across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory for events this weekend (24-26 August), with all proceeds from the donated kegs given to the Drought Relief Fund, administered by Rotary Australia.

Great Northern General Manager Mick McKeown said the brewer had also tipped in $250,000 cash and, with the added support of Central West hotels and clubs and 1000 other venues, they expected to raise more than $1 million for drought relief.

“Venues in Orange have been very quick to sign up to help,” Mr McKeown said. “It’s the Australian way to help a mate when things are tough and 1000 pubs and clubs across Australia are committing to help our farming mates through a very trying time.”

Local hotelier Tony McClure from the Royal Hotel said his venue was proud to take part in Let it Pour. 

“We’re getting an enormous reaction from locals keen to support the event,” said Mr.  McCLure.
“I haven’t come across one patron not moved by the plight of our farmers right now.

“I don’t think we’ll have any hassle convincing our customers to get right behind Let it Pour this weekend and buy a beer for a bushie.”

More information and location of other venues taking part in the fundraiser can be found at www.letitpour.com.au
 

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