28 August 2018
As a network of travel professionals that extends across Australia, Travel Counsellors around the country are reading about or seeing first hand, the devastation that the drought is having on Australian farmers, their families, local businesses and the entire community. So, when we were choosing a charity, there was no question that drought relief is a worthy cause to support.
Being business built on relationships, it was important to Travel Counsellors to support a charity that values a personal approach. Drought Angels have earned a reputation for providing personalised, heartfelt and discreet assistance to Australian farmers going through tough times. A registered Not-For-Profit, Drought Angels was set up by Natasha Johnston and Nicki Blackwell in 2014 in response to the adverse conditions experienced in rural Australia. Over the past 4 years, Drought Angels have assisted more than 800 rural families, enabling them to continue to make a living and put food on their tables.
The charity not only supports farmers, but also the local businesses in rural areas as drought has a huge roll on effect in rural communities. By purchasing stockfeed and supplies from local businesses Drought Angels is also supporting the local economy.
Travel Counsellors Regional Managing Director Kaylene Shuttlewood said, “We’re delighted to be able to support Drought Angels in their quest to support Australian farming families and those living in rural areas of the country. The work that the charity does is so essential, and we as a business feel passionately about supporting people to be able to continue to live, work, farm and make a living in the community and landscape they love. Through supporting Drought Angels we’re so proud to be able to say, ‘Thank you’ to all of our Australian farmers too.”
Narrabri based Travel Counsellor Kara, knows first-hand the effect that the drought is having on her community. She’s so proud of the support the company is giving to Drought Angels saying, “Living and working in the country means I experience first-hand the tough conditions our rural communities go through. When the farmers are doing it tough, it affects all the local businesses and the whole community too. I’m so proud to see Travel Counsellors supporting a charity, and such a worthwhile cause – one close to my heart and many of those around me – with time, resources and donations. As a Travel Counsellor I always feel 100% supported by the head office team in Melbourne, and it’s great to see this kind of support being shown to our Australian farmers and rural communities too. The work that Drought Angels do is incredibly important.”
Travel Counsellors is supporting Drought Angels by creating the opportunity for its head office team to contribute and individual Travel Counsellors to donate a portion of their commissions to the charity. To make a donation or for more information on the good work of Drought Angels visit their website - https://www.droughtangels.org.au/.