Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Farmers, We're Coming

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Farmers, We're Coming

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Byline: Georja Ryan Georja.ryan@dailyexaminer.com.au

THERE is still room for a few more silage bales on Ray Hayes' truck before he heads to Pilliga this afternoon to deliver stockfeed to desperate farmers.

As of 10am yesterday, Mr Hayes had 41 bales bought by Clarence Valley locals - but there's room for more.

Mr Hayes said he was overwhelmed by the support from the community.

"People who know me know I get very passionate about what I do and it makes me really emotional that this many people have helped out those in need," he said.

A modest Mr Hayes said he had spoken to a woman in Pilliga who knew what he was doing and dubbed him a legend.

"I'm no one special, I'm just like the go-between," he said.

"It's just something you do to help people out and it's everyone's donations that have made it happen. …

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