The Daily Telegraph Newspaper in Sydney recently ran a competition called Adopt a Farmer. As part of this competition, children from some of the worst drought affected areas in NSW, Queensland and Victoria wrote into to The Daily Telegraph.
The campaign, which resulted in more than $318,000 being raised for farmers, also gave more than 20 bush kids a chance to win a share in $20,000 worth of IGA vouchers for their families, including Mitchell and Toby Stephens who won a $1,000 Lawrence’s IGA voucher.
Mitchell and Toby Stephens from a farm just outside Canowindra put together these acrostic poems for the competition.
D — Does everyone talk about how much rain they got overnight.
R — Rugby fields are very hard and hurts when you get tackled!
O — Our House is covered in dust!
U — Under average rainfall
G — Good rain will help the district
H — Help us please
T — Tyre sales are down because the tractors are stopped
D — Decreasing stock and grain.
R — Rural communities are restricted on water
O — “Ooh” we only got 5mm.
U — Umbrellas forgotten what they look like.
G — Gee the drought is bad.
H — How can our community help.
T — To many silos are empty.
S — Saving money and water can help everyone in a drought.
The Stephen’s boys were very excited with their win! Mitchell said “It was worth entering the competition and I like shopping at our IGA in Canowindra.” Toby said, “Now I can buy all the things Mum says no to!”.