They’re our shining beacon of hope and proof that Aussie mateship can endure all.
This morning the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners made their way through Charleville en route to Ilfracombe.
The convoy of gold had an entertaining stop over in Wyandra last night, hosted by Gladstone Pub.
“They’re struggling here as well, so we thought we’d stop here and give them a bit of a pump up,” says the man behind it all, Brendan Farrell.
“Russ and Paula have done a great job organising this for us so why not support them.”
There was music, delicious food, cold beer on tap; the atmosphere was electric.
For our Aussie heroes it had been a long trip and they were overwhelmed by all the support.
“It’s been unreal. Bourke, Cobar, just unbelievable. Cobar put on one hell of a show,” continues Brendan.
“Around the world now we are getting donations, and as I say we don’t pay ourselves a wage we’re just a bunch of blokes with trucks and the support here tonight in Wyandra, this is why I do it.”
These truckies are everybody’s mates, they’re doing it because they realise our Aussie farmers are in dire straits.
Once again Pauline Hansen was a part of the convoy and Brendan says more politicians should stick their hands up in support.
“It’s great to have Pauline on board, she’s a very good voice for us,” he says.
“We’ve got a lot of politicians that would like to sweep us under the table but the drought is a major issue in this country, it’s as simple as that.”
The Hay Runners will arrive in Ilfracombe late on Friday afternoon, ready to pass on the much needed hay to our drought stricken farmers.
View our pics from the Wyandra stop over and when the trucks went through Charleville.