Hoteliers across the Hunter are getting behind drought appeal



The Australian Hotels Association NSW recently launched a week-long drought appeal with the aim of raising $150,000 for drought-stricken farmers, with all proceeds provided to Rural Aid/Buy A Bale.


In Newcastle and the Hunter, hoteliers quickly jumped on board and we created Fork to Farm, an initiative incorporating existing meal percentage donations and direct pledges with all proceeds going toward the AHA NSW fundraising campaign.


Within the first 48 hours our generous Newcastle and Hunter hoteliers pledged almost $70,000 to the cause.


But for some, that still wasn't enough. They wanted to do more.


While our AHA state-wide fundraiser concludes on Friday, 10 August and has so far raised more than $200,000 across NSW, there are still ways to help our hoteliers raise even more money for our farming community in crisis.


The following hotels have ongoing fundraisers which you can still support after Friday, 10 August:


  • Bay Hotel Motel, Bonnells Bay

$1 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August

  • Beatty Hotel, East Gresford

The Beatty has a unique and ongoing way of fundraising for a variety of causes, whereby patrons throw money onto the ceiling and it sticks. Have a go, it's a lot of fun!

  • Belmore Hotel, Scone

$2 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August

  • Bull n Bush Hotel, Medowie

Bale Out The Drought fundraising event to be held this Sunday, 12 August from 10am

  • Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie, Largs

$1 from every meal donated until 12 August + Fork to Farm Gala Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, 8 September

  • Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows

$1 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August

  • Chelmsford Hotel

$1 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August

  • Colliery In, Wallsend

$2 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased until 11 August + Flanno For A Farmer fundraising event Friday, 10 August

  • Customs House, Newcastle

$1 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout Father’s Day weekend Friday, 31 August – Sunday, 1 September

  • Ellalong Hotel, Ellalong

Donating proceeds from each Friday night meat raffles + $5 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased every Friday night in August

  • Family Hotel, Maitland

All proceeds from raffles on Saturday, 11 August

  • Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

$1 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August


Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

100 per cent of all tips will be donated until Sunday, 12 August

  • Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

$1 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August

  • Iron Horse Hotel, Cardiff

$1 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August

  • Jewells Tavern, Jewells

$2 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August

  • Lochinvar inn, Lochinvar

$1 from every meal and all tips donated until Sunday 12 August

  • Mattara Hotel, Charlestown

$1 donated per every parma schnitzel purchased throughout August

  • Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Fundraising event on Saturday, 18 August with $5 from every meal special, fancy dress, live music and raffles

  • Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale

$2 from every chicken parma donated each Friday night throughout August

  • Tattersalls Hotel, Greta

Thursday night raffle proceeds and collection tins (This week)

  • The George Tavern, Green Hills

Proceeds from Friday raffles throughout September and donation tins in venue

  • Windsor Castle Hotel, East Maitland

$1 donated from every mail meal or case of beer purchased until Sunday, 12 August

  • Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi

The Big Dry Camp Over fundraising weekend on Saturday, 15 August


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