HAY RUN: Brendan Farrell and Jodi Finnegan at Murgon Golf Club to raise money for the hay run on April 1.
HAY RUN: Brendan Farrell and Jodi Finnegan at Murgon Golf Club to raise money for the hay run on April 1. Katherine Morris

Murgon chips in for the hay runners

WHEN Burrumbuttock Hay Run's Brendan Farrell organises a run, he throws a dart on a map and heads on his way.

"Except if it's Brisbane," he said.

Saturday's Murgon golf and bowls day raised fuel money for 240 prime movers from all over Australia to run hay to the town of Ilfracombe, just outside of Longreach, on April 1.

"We've had droughts in Burrumbuttock but nothing like what Queensland and Northern New South Wales is experiencing," he said.

All the hay is donated, some from the South Burnett, and the drivers donated their time and wear and tear on their trucks.

"The drought isn't going away," Mr Farrell said.

Murgon event organiser Kristy Frahm said there had been "amazing" support from the South Burnett community.

More details

To find out more about the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners and to donate go to their Facebook page Burrumbuttock Hay Runners or phone 0439322605.

 

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