Updated: Aug 29, 2019
This weekend, hotels across Newcastle and the Hunter are banding together to raise money for drought-stricken farmers and rural communities across NSW, by donating $1 from every meal sold to community organisation Rural Aid.
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA NSW) Newcastle Hunter fundraising campaign ‘Fork to Farm’, encourages member hotels to participate in an initiative which allows everyone to work together to help our struggling farmers doing it tough in rural NSW.
“Fork to Farm was a unique and incredibly successful appeal AHA Newcastle Hunter created last year asking local hoteliers to pledge a donation for our drought-stricken farming communities,” AHA Newcastle Hunter President Rolly de With said.
“The name Fork to Farm came about as many hoteliers were already donating a percentage of meals sold to drought appeals, and by participating in Fork to Farm and coming under one banner, we have been able to pool our resources and, together, provide a significant contribution to those in need.”
"The name Fork to Farm came about as many hoteliers were already donating a percentage of meals sold to drought appeals, and by participating in Fork to Farm and coming under one banner, we have been able to pool our resources and, together, provide a significant contribution to those in need..."
Participating hotelier Mick Starkey said his venues The Stag & Hunter at Mayfield and Customs House in Newcastle would both be participating in the initiative this Father’s Day weekend.
“Farmers and people in rural communities are the life-blood of our country,” he said.
“For us as hoteliers and business owners, our farmers play a vital role in supplying produce we use every day to provide meals for our patrons.
“We rely on them and when they suffer, everyone in this country suffers. It’s the right thing to do to lend a hand wherever we can.”
Participating hotels i
Beauford Hotel, Mayfield
Bradford Hotel, Rutherford
Chelmsford Hotel, Kurri Kurri
Customs House, Newcastle
Duke of Wellington, Lambton
Eatons Hotel, Muswellbrook
Fire Station Hotel, Wallsend
Hotel Beatty, Gresford
Hotel Wangi, Wangi
Junction Hotel, Junction
Junction Inn, Raymond Terrace
Kent Hotel, Hamilton
Lake Macquarie Hotel Motel, Morisset
Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton
Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace
Lochinvar Hotel Motel
Muswellbrook Hotel, Muswellbrook
Nags Head, Adamstown
Paterson Tavern, Paterson
Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford
Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay
Seven Seas Hotel, Stockton
Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay
Shortland Hotel, Shortland
Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield
Station Hotel, Kurri Kurri
Toronto Hotel, Toronto
Windsor Castle Hotel, East Maitland
Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham