During the months of September and October, Morton Philips embarked on a fundraising activity for Australian drought relief. Dubbed the ‘Farm Raiser’, the office hosted a boardroom lunch with a guest speaker talking about the hardship currently faced by Australian farmers.
While not attempting to raise a set amount, through the generosity of staff members, clients, family, friends and also selling unwanted items from an office spring clean, we were able to raise a generous total amount of $1,540.
These funds were used to purchase 11 bales of hay for the beef cattle property, Bloomfield which is owned by the parents of Alice Pohlmann, partner of our Associate Consultant, Christopher Hughes. Bloomfield is located in rural QLD, a 4 hour drive west of Brisbane in the Darling Downs and is experiencing its worst conditions since their occupancy in 2005.
On Tuesday of this week, the truckload of hay was delivered by Wood Ag Chinchilla, along with a letter from us detailing the situation, kept under tight wraps to add to the surprise. We received an incredibly warm phone call from Bloomfield’s occupants, the Pohlmann’s, thanking us profusely for not only the hay fundraiser, but for them knowing that there are people that not only want to help them, but help Australia’s wider farming community.
Also on Tuesday, Bloomfield received a much needed 8mm of rain, followed by more in the week.
Morton Philips would like to thank all of the fundraiser’s supporters, as well as Wood Ag Chinchilla for making this possible.