New phase of #thebigdry NSW drought campaign

DROUGHT: Parts of the Hunter, North West, Northern Tablelands, Central West, Western District, Central Tablelands, Greater Sydney and South East regions are in drought. Pictures: Max Mason-Hubers (main picture), bottom L to R Simon McCarthy and Rachell Cox.
DROUGHT: Parts of the Hunter, North West, Northern Tablelands, Central West, Western District, Central Tablelands, Greater Sydney and South East regions are in drought. Pictures: Max Mason-Hubers (main picture), bottom L to R Simon McCarthy and Rachell Cox.

Here’s how you can show your support for drought-stricken farmers across NSW.

Stand with farmers via Facebook

Facebook users can now use #thebigdry frame over their profile picture. The frame is being rolled out on Fairfax Media Facebook pages across the state.

Here’s how to do it:

- If you have a personal profile, click on the update profile picture tab (on your profile picture), select add frame and search #thebigdry 

- If you have a page, rather than a personal profile, click on this link 

Share the drought poster 

Add the drought poster to your Facebook timeline, or post it to Instagram, to help raise awareness.

Sign the petition and collect signatures

Fairfax Media has launched a petition which calls on the NSW government to provide more support for drought-stricken farmers.

Click here for a copy of the petition, which you can sign, and use to collect signatures in your community.

Dig deep for Buy A Bale fundraising campaigns

Campaigns are now underway in the Hunter, New England-North West, Western NSW and Southern NSW to raise money to buy hay, water, and in some cases groceries.

Each campaign is a partnership between Fairfax Media mastheads in that area and charity Rural Aid. 

Adopt a region

Don’t live near the drought? No worries. Why not adopt one of the Buy A Bale campaign regions. Click here for more details 

The campaigns are:

Hunter

A partnership between The Maitland Mercury, Newcastle Herald, Dungog Chronicle, Hunter Valley News and The Scone Advocate and charity Rural Aid.

HUNTER: Main picture: By Max Mason-Hubers. Top row: Belinda-Jane Davis, Rachell Cox, Belinda-Jane Davis, Simon McCarthy, Matt Neilson. Bottom row: Belinda-Jane Davis, Rachell Cox, Nick Bielby, Belinda-Jane Davis, Simon McCarthy.

HUNTER: Main picture: By Max Mason-Hubers. Top row: Belinda-Jane Davis, Rachell Cox, Belinda-Jane Davis, Simon McCarthy, Matt Neilson. Bottom row: Belinda-Jane Davis, Rachell Cox, Nick Bielby, Belinda-Jane Davis, Simon McCarthy.

New England-North West

A partnership between Northern Daily Leader, Namoi Valley Independent, Country Leader – rural, North West Magazine – rural, Armidale Express, Inverell Times, Guyra Argus, Moree Champion, Tenterfield Star, Walcha News, Border News – rural, Glen Innes Examiner and charity Rural Aid.

NEW ENGLAND-NORTH WEST: A glimpse of the drought in the New England-North West. Pictures: Top: Ren Simon, Chantelle Maree, Kelly Bridge, Kathy Gaynor, Tee Aye Ess. Middle: Lauren Lindfield. Bottom: Marilyn Smith, Tee Aye Ess, Ana Stasia, Fiona Margery, Chris Paterson.

NEW ENGLAND-NORTH WEST: A glimpse of the drought in the New England-North West. Pictures: Top: Ren Simon, Chantelle Maree, Kelly Bridge, Kathy Gaynor, Tee Aye Ess. Middle: Lauren Lindfield. Bottom: Marilyn Smith, Tee Aye Ess, Ana Stasia, Fiona Margery, Chris Paterson.

Western NSW

A partnership between Daily Liberal, Western Magazine, Narromine News, Nyngan Observer, Wellington Times, Mudgee Guardian, Lithgow Mercury, Cowra Guardian and charity Rural Aid.

WESTERN NSW: Main picture: John, Brooke, Chris, Thomas and Jack Haycock on their farm at Yeoval, which has been in their family for six generations. Top: Tracey Carey, Sally Ryan, AJ Murray, Clare Kesby, Jane Watkin. Bottom: Nick Anganostar, Andrew 'Pony' Munro, picture supplied, Peter Small and Tennille Siemer.

WESTERN NSW: Main picture: John, Brooke, Chris, Thomas and Jack Haycock on their farm at Yeoval, which has been in their family for six generations. Top: Tracey Carey, Sally Ryan, AJ Murray, Clare Kesby, Jane Watkin. Bottom: Nick Anganostar, Andrew 'Pony' Munro, picture supplied, Peter Small and Tennille Siemer.

Southern NSW

A partnership between Bega District News, Bombala Times, Braidwood Times, Crookwell Gazette, Goulburn Post, Yass Tribune and charity Rural Aid.

DROUGHT: The landscape across much of southern NSW is brown.Pictures: Kylie Sullivan (main), Amanda Herringe (left), Dan Rawson, Stephen Burns, Kirrily Gould and Sue Hoogenbosch.

DROUGHT: The landscape across much of southern NSW is brown.Pictures: Kylie Sullivan (main), Amanda Herringe (left), Dan Rawson, Stephen Burns, Kirrily Gould and Sue Hoogenbosch.

Why you should help?

Take a closer look at the unfolding drought for yourself.

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