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Bale a booking and help provide drought relief with Chimu Adventures

As you are probably aware, farmers across Australia are facing one of the worst droughts in history.

The price of grain has risen while the price of stock has fallen and rural communities are suffering.

To help take the sting off for rural communities, Polar and Latin America specialists Chimu are donating a bale of hay through Rural Aid for every booking made in August.

And they’re calling on the rest of the travel industry to join them.

Rural Aid/Buy a Bale is a registered charity established in 2013. After reading about Queensland farmers who were being forced to destroy their cattle and abandon their land due to the conditions, Charles and Tracy Alder felt compelled to do something.

Conversations with agriculture industry groups and a background in marketing led them to establish the fundraising campaign ‘Buy a Bale’ – a tangible way for Australian’s to help.

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Since September 2013, the campaign has delivered over 160 000 bales of hay across four states in Australia!

$20 buys a bale of hay and contributes to the transportation of it to affected areas. For the month of August, Chimu Adventures will donate one bale of hay for every booking made.

Chimu has supported hundreds of local communities in Latin America through their MAD Project, which aims to empower local communities and help them develop their own infrastructure for the future.

They have also run fundraising voyages to the polar regions to raise much-needed cash for Australian not-for-profit organisations such as the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, Love Your Sister and The McGrath Foundation so are thrilled that we can help our travellers to support another local charity such as Rural Aid/Buy a Bale.

“We urge the rest of the travel industry to do the same and show their support for rural communities in Australia.” the company said in a statement.

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