Diona joins convoy to support drought stricken rural community

Diona joined a convoy of 94 trucks on Saturday 21st December for the Brisbane Irish South East Queensland Drought Run to deliver supplies of food, animal feed and water to a rural community doing it tough.

More than $70,000 was raised on the GoFundMe page organised to support farmers in communities around the town of Stanthorpe, about two hours drive south-west from Brisbane, Queensland.

Over two hundred pallets of drinking water, 49 pallets of animal stock feed, 50 bales of hay, 100,000 litres of water and 300,000 litres of water for stock were provided through fundraising over a four week period.

Diona's six trucks in the convoy provided bagged food and bottled water supplies as well as boosting dam water supply to Hidden Creek Winery Cafe and Vineyard - giving the business the best Christmas present - hope.

Thanks to Jim Gallagher who also drove a truck up on the day, plant manager Jason Fields for organising the trucks and drivers and everyone who made donations.

Pictured L-R: Barry O Halloran, John Paul McGilligan, John McCusker, Paul O'Malley, Tracey McEvoy, Aisling Kiely, Ray Hanrahan & James Looney.