Trailer builder, Vawdrey Australia, has donated $10,000 to the Lions Clubs International’s Need for Feed Disaster Relief, supporting drought-affected communities and farmers.
Need for Feed Chairman, Graham Cockerell, accepted the oversized cheque as truckloads of hay rolled off the Spirit of Tasmania in Port Melbourne on 13 August.
Vawdrey Australia National Sales Director, Paul Vawdrey, said he wanted to bolster financial assistance to the drought relief fund by offsetting costs associated with fuel because “we are all in this together”.
“Australia’s economy and lifestyle depends greatly on the health of our agricultural community as well as our manufacturing,” he said. “While donors are supplying hay and supplies for the farmers, there didn’t seem to be much in the way of support for the drivers involved with the distribution, which is why I wanted to contribute funds to help pay for fuel.”
Vawdrey said he will continue to work closely with the road transport industry to support the Need for Feed drought relief efforts.
“Agricultural businesses depend on efficient, sustainable road transport options when carting heavy machinery and general goods,” said Vawdrey.
“As a specialist in the design and construction of Performance-Based Standards trailing equipment, Vawdrey has bolstered the transport capabilities of businesses to maximise payload gains and improve vehicle operator safety.
“We believe in supporting farmer production and local manufacturing for a stronger future.”