As if Aussies were not going through enough hardships and challenges already, COVID-19 struck again, just as ruthlessly as last time. The impact was felt deep across all walks of life, with the hospitality sector and small businesses hit hardest. Farmers across the country were already crying out for help, reeling under the effects of the longstanding drought, devastating bushfires, raging floods and an epic mouse plague. While we have been doing absolutely everything that we can to provide relief to our farmers, COVID restrictions impacted our 2021 Great Outback BBQ in a huge way. Cancellations after cancellations hit us, as restrictions spread through the cities and the regions. But with 2022 here and the easing of restrictions across the country, we know you are as excited to catch up with friends and family as we are! So if you are getting together with your near and dear ones this season, we urge you to please consider hosting a Great Outback BBQ. The money raised from our annual event goes straight into helping our farmers, who have been bearing the brunt of back-to-back challenges. Our farmers need all the help and support that we can whip up. The recent spate of rough weather and torrential rainfall has further added to the hardships faced by those who live on the land. Wherever you are, we need your help.
Here are a few words from our supporters
“Lindsay (Ginn) did a great job entertaining everyone in the chapel after the feast! Everyone had such a great time, even the kitchen staff! These BBQ events are crucial in rallying support for our farmers, and those that live across rural and remote Australia.” Kay – Wesley Chapel Uniting Church, Guildford WA
“We had a sausage sizzle before our Bible study to raise some funds towards our church’s donation to Frontier Services. We had a lovely evening. We are so aware of the struggles faced by our outback families at this time. We keep our Aussie farmers and their families in our prayers.”
Christine – Ipswich Uniting Church
“Being able to support our farmers through a virtual ticket was an amazing idea! It felt good to be able to do this remotely, and also share the event with my friends through social media.”
Lori – Wollongong resident
“We had 26 men gather for our Great Outback BBQ event. The food was delicious, and there were plenty of stories told. It is important that all of us do our bit to alleviate the constant struggles that people in the outback face year round.”
Glenn – Arana Hills Men’s Shed
Please get together and host a party. If you are looking to arrange a barbeque, please call us on 1300 787 247, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.greatoutbackbbq.com.au and we can help you put together a fabulous event. A big shout out to all of you who have hosted your own Great Outback BBQ and helped our Aussie farmers. Thank you!