The Casablanca Movie Club succeeded in raising almost $5000 for their September Farmers Drought Appeal.
Club president Allen May said that the idea to fundraise came to him when he saw the effort put into the bushfire appeal back in 2009.
“It started off with the fire appeal, I saw it all happen and said that we needed to do something about the farmers in need too,” he said.
Mr May first heard about the serious plight Australian farmers were in through the ABC, and from there he decided to take action.
“I reached out to people in the area and I got a small group of volunteers together, alongside the Casablanca Club,” he said.
“We then went about putting together fundraising events.”
The Casablanca Movie Club hosted numerous events, including a variety concert, a country music show, an auction and of course the movie screenings that the club is well known for.
Beyond this, there were also donation tins circulated throughout the Avoca area.
“We were very fortunate to be supported by the Pyrenees Shire, they provided us with access to the Town Hall free of charge, and this is where we held all of our events,” Mr May said.
For more on this story see Page 14 of The Advertiser, Friday, December 7