A fiver for a Farmer

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Hi. My name is Jack Berne. I am ten years old and I am in Year 4 at St John the Baptist Primary School at Freshwater in Sydney, Australia. 

We have been learning about the drought and the Farmers and I heard that there are kids that are skipping school to help out on their farms. Kids that are our age!

My school mates and I want to fundraise for the Farmers - "A fiver for a Farmer" - but we need your help!

If we can raise some money, I think we can all feel better about helping our mates on the farms!

We believe in community, we believe in having each others back, and we believe in the Aussie spirit. We believe that together, we can make a huge difference to support the Farmers.

We can all spare five dollars - some of us more - so collect that small change and help us make a big difference. 

* All proceeds are to be shared between Rural Aid and Drought Angels. These two organisations are incredibly well regarded in the community for their efforts in helping out the rural community and we are proud to support their cause.

* Campaign run by the passionate kids of St John The Baptist Primary School, Freshwater, Sydney, Australia.

* All money will be remitted to the bank account of St John The Baptist Primary School where the full amount of money raised will be split between the above mentioned organisations. 
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It's finally here! We have officially launched A fiver for a Farmer 2019 : https://www.gofundme.com/a-fiver-for-a-farmer2019

Donations for our 2018 initiative have stopped so that we can focus our efforts on hitting our new goal. We need your help to rally behind the farmers in our community! Please share the new campaign with your friends and family and consider donating to show your support of my message. - Jack
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We’re counting down to Fiver For A Farmer Day 2019 on Friday the 2nd August. The response so far has been huge.

You may have seen in the news that the Federal Government and the Opposition continue to play policy tennis with drought relief funding.

While they stall, it’s our farmers that suffer.

As consumers, we can take this our own hands. There is so much more we can be doing.

The impact of the $1 milk ban has seen millions funneled into dairy farming communities. This is thanks to consumers making a very small change to their purchasing behaviour. Let’s now take this beyond milk and to all Australian agriculture businesses.

Do you have a minute to help out and complete our survey? You can access it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X26HHYN

We’ll use the results to show decision makers who hold the power to drive change in supermarkets across Australia how they can be a part of the solution. Please help us to encourage consumers, supermarkets and policy makers prioritise buying local.

It’s just 5 questions and will take just 1 minute of your time. Actually 55 seconds, I timed it!

Thanks again.
Jack and Prue (Jack’s mum)
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We are excited to announce that the new date for A Fiver for a Farmer for 2019 has been launched.

Our farmers still need our support and awareness that the drought is still very much happening! Even if the media aren’t showing it!

Get involved again... help spread Jacks message.
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Hi All, we have received a few messages regarding the tally.
All monies currently raised have been distributed to Rural Aid and Drought Angels.The tally will continue to grow but we aren't holding any of the money.
Keep raising awareness for our drought-stricken farmers! The drought is far from over!

Please check out our Instagram @afiverforafarmer for further updates!
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Sharee Adamson
12 months ago

Hi Jack your doing an amazing job.... maybe your teacher would like to contact me and you guys could come up and spend a day on a farm, helping us out? We are located in the hunter valley...

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Carrol Halliwell
12 months ago

Our government don't seem to care about our farmers, it takes a 10 year old to show compassion, and a remarkable 10 year old at that. Jack you are an inspiration and I know that these poor farmers out there will be forever grateful for you thoughtfulness and efforts. Congratulation Jack; you are a born leader of the best kind.

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Jennifer Whitney
12 months ago

God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer. "I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife's done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon -- and mean it." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, 'Maybe next year.' I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain'n from 'tractor back,' put in another seventy-two hours." So God made a farmer. God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place. So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week's work with a five-mile drive to church. "Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life 'doing what dad does.' So, on the 8th day, God made a farmer. ❤️❤️

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Chloe Hungerford
12 months ago

I think it’s so important that city kids understand what the country kids on drought stricken farms are going through. I’ve grown up and spent my life living on the land, and it makes me proud to see you doing something so generous to help rural communities so heavily affected by the drought. Jack, you are one very special boy with a huge, compassionate heart. Thank you! And thank you to your family, your class mates and your teachers. ❤️

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RobandMelanie van Haaren
12 months ago

Good on you Jack. We all need to watch the backs of our ossie farmers and dig deep. lets shock the nation and ourselves with how much we raise!

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Mark Parker
12 months ago

Great job little man. Wish more people were like you and wanted to make a difference. You are going to change many lives with this fundraiser.

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Sarah Smith
12 months ago
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Hi Jack, Well done on being the start of something amazing! I want to get behind you with this, I am the owner of Surreal Strokes Face Painting. Though I am only 1 person, I will be donating $5 from every face painting gig I work at during the month of August. My local school's have also come on board your amazing idea, and I couldn't be happier to get on board! I will be encouraging parents and other guests at the events to come onto your Go-Fund-me page and make a contribution - Or take a cash donation and place it to you on their behalf. I wish you all the best!

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Jackie Hanna
12 months ago
6
6

Would be great to use the $67,000 you already have to get food for the farmers and their animals before it is too late?

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Michelle Farrar-Eagles
12 months ago
5
5

Hi Jack, what a great idea. My name is Jackson Eagles and I am in year 1 at Bondi Public School. My mum and I have just emailed our Head Master to see if we can get our school students to donate money too. Good work. Jackson Eagles

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Barbara Sutherland
12 months ago
5
5

Hi Jack, I live in Bundaberg, Queensland and my 11 year old daughter would love to help with the fundraising by having a "A fiver for a farmer" day next week at her school. How would we go about donating that large an amount without a credit card, can we deposit the money to an account with GoFundMe? You are a remarkable young man and a real credit to your school and community.

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Kate Wahpimaskwasis
12 months ago
5
5

Make sure you are a registered charity or have filled out the paperwork to work with an established one or you could be charged income tax on this. I've heard of others trying to help out but they didn't know they could get taxed on the money they raised out of the goodness of their heart and the generosity of others too. I have heard that this drought is expected to continue for quite some time so donations need to be something we keep doing to look after our own farmers who work so hard to provide all our necessities. Thank you.

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Paula Gannaway
12 months ago
5
5

Jack, you are an inspiration - your compassion and care for those whom are the backbone of this country is heartwarming. Our farmers deserve help and we are happy to help you with this.

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Helen Bond
12 months ago
5
5

You should be very proud of yourself Jack, as we all are of you for inspiring a nation to help their own. Here’s to smashing your goal

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Wynita Adams
12 months ago
5
5

Well done Jack! You're a little champion.

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Tracey Breedon
12 months ago
5
5

Well done kids, what a great job - happy to help! Love and best from an Aussie in the UK xx

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Deborah Glacken
12 months ago
4
4

Hi Jack, you're achieving an amazing result for such a wonderful cause. The kindergarten I work for, Currumbin Pines Early Learning Centre will be dressing like farmers on Monday to help raise funds. Keep up the great work.

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Norma Easter
12 months ago
4
4

well done you have come a long way..what a legend you are... go... go...you are doing our farmer very proud.. well done to you.. come W.A.. give please...well done to all...

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Mary Bolton Lavelle
12 months ago
4
4

Please tell me this is tax free .. Go Jack well done

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Suzette
12 months ago
4
4

well done young man.

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Pat Singh
12 months ago
3
3

Go Jack, congratulations! We need more people like you. Farmers need us and this is the time for us to give back to them, not like our politicians who don't care what is happening around them - selfless and gutless.

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I was a farmer on the Upper Murray. Managed through the millennial drought. It was tough. Being approached by the young, passionate son of a colleague was all the motivation I needed to donate to those doing it tough this time.

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Sharee Adamson
12 months ago

Hi Jack your doing an amazing job.... maybe your teacher would like to contact me and you guys could come up and spend a day on a farm, helping us out? We are located in the hunter valley...

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Carrol Halliwell
12 months ago

Our government don't seem to care about our farmers, it takes a 10 year old to show compassion, and a remarkable 10 year old at that. Jack you are an inspiration and I know that these poor farmers out there will be forever grateful for you thoughtfulness and efforts. Congratulation Jack; you are a born leader of the best kind.

+ Read More
Jennifer Whitney
12 months ago

God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer. "I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife's done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon -- and mean it." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, 'Maybe next year.' I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain'n from 'tractor back,' put in another seventy-two hours." So God made a farmer. God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place. So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week's work with a five-mile drive to church. "Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life 'doing what dad does.' So, on the 8th day, God made a farmer. ❤️❤️

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Chloe Hungerford
12 months ago

I think it’s so important that city kids understand what the country kids on drought stricken farms are going through. I’ve grown up and spent my life living on the land, and it makes me proud to see you doing something so generous to help rural communities so heavily affected by the drought. Jack, you are one very special boy with a huge, compassionate heart. Thank you! And thank you to your family, your class mates and your teachers. ❤️

+ Read More
RobandMelanie van Haaren
12 months ago

Good on you Jack. We all need to watch the backs of our ossie farmers and dig deep. lets shock the nation and ourselves with how much we raise!

+ Read More
Mark Parker
12 months ago

Great job little man. Wish more people were like you and wanted to make a difference. You are going to change many lives with this fundraiser.

+ Read More
Sarah Smith
12 months ago
6
6

Hi Jack, Well done on being the start of something amazing! I want to get behind you with this, I am the owner of Surreal Strokes Face Painting. Though I am only 1 person, I will be donating $5 from every face painting gig I work at during the month of August. My local school's have also come on board your amazing idea, and I couldn't be happier to get on board! I will be encouraging parents and other guests at the events to come onto your Go-Fund-me page and make a contribution - Or take a cash donation and place it to you on their behalf. I wish you all the best!

+ Read More
Jackie Hanna
12 months ago
6
6

Would be great to use the $67,000 you already have to get food for the farmers and their animals before it is too late?

+ Read More
Michelle Farrar-Eagles
12 months ago
5
5

Hi Jack, what a great idea. My name is Jackson Eagles and I am in year 1 at Bondi Public School. My mum and I have just emailed our Head Master to see if we can get our school students to donate money too. Good work. Jackson Eagles

+ Read More
Barbara Sutherland
12 months ago
5
5

Hi Jack, I live in Bundaberg, Queensland and my 11 year old daughter would love to help with the fundraising by having a "A fiver for a farmer" day next week at her school. How would we go about donating that large an amount without a credit card, can we deposit the money to an account with GoFundMe? You are a remarkable young man and a real credit to your school and community.

+ Read More
Kate Wahpimaskwasis
12 months ago
5
5

Make sure you are a registered charity or have filled out the paperwork to work with an established one or you could be charged income tax on this. I've heard of others trying to help out but they didn't know they could get taxed on the money they raised out of the goodness of their heart and the generosity of others too. I have heard that this drought is expected to continue for quite some time so donations need to be something we keep doing to look after our own farmers who work so hard to provide all our necessities. Thank you.

+ Read More
Paula Gannaway
12 months ago
5
5

Jack, you are an inspiration - your compassion and care for those whom are the backbone of this country is heartwarming. Our farmers deserve help and we are happy to help you with this.

+ Read More
Helen Bond
12 months ago
5
5

You should be very proud of yourself Jack, as we all are of you for inspiring a nation to help their own. Here’s to smashing your goal

+ Read More
Wynita Adams
12 months ago
5
5

Well done Jack! You're a little champion.

+ Read More
Tracey Breedon
12 months ago
5
5

Well done kids, what a great job - happy to help! Love and best from an Aussie in the UK xx

+ Read More
Deborah Glacken
12 months ago
4
4

Hi Jack, you're achieving an amazing result for such a wonderful cause. The kindergarten I work for, Currumbin Pines Early Learning Centre will be dressing like farmers on Monday to help raise funds. Keep up the great work.

+ Read More
Norma Easter
12 months ago
4
4

well done you have come a long way..what a legend you are... go... go...you are doing our farmer very proud.. well done to you.. come W.A.. give please...well done to all...

+ Read More
Mary Bolton Lavelle
12 months ago
4
4

Please tell me this is tax free .. Go Jack well done

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Suzette
12 months ago
4
4

well done young man.

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Pat Singh
12 months ago
3
3

Go Jack, congratulations! We need more people like you. Farmers need us and this is the time for us to give back to them, not like our politicians who don't care what is happening around them - selfless and gutless.

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