Specsavers Hervey Bay Central and Hervey Bay Piabla stores have partnered with the charity Aussie Helpers to raise funds to help Queensland farming families working through the drought which has now spread to a record 80 per cent of the state.
Specsavers stores across Queensland are participating in the charity drive by donating $5 from every eye test conducted from Monday 23 – Sunday 29 November 2015 to Aussie Helpers.
Speaking of the drive, local resident and Specsavers Hervey Bay Central retail partner, Tim Muir said, “The drought is something that has affected all of us in some way and that’s why the team at Specsavers Hervey Bay Central are really excited to be getting behind this charity drive. Aussie Helpers is doing some really great work to bring relief to many Queensland farming families and so it’s important that the local community comes together to support them in their efforts.”
Founder of Aussie Helpers, Brian Egan, said, “Aussie Helpers relies totally on donations to continue our work to support drought hit farming families. Parts of Queensland are in severe drought with some areas not seeing decent rainfall in three years. The donations we receive from Specsavers will make a real difference to the work we do and we will now be able to send out liquid stock feed, hay and food hampers to the local farming community who are struggling to survive through this period of drought.”
Participating Specsavers stores are Cannonvale, Townsville Domain Central, Springfield, Rockhampton North, Gympie, Emerald, Kippa Ring, Strathpine, Toowoomba Grand Central, Toowoomba Newtown, Taigum, Hervey Bay Central and Hervey Bay Piabla.