The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund Waroona & District Bushfire Appeal 2016

Farmer Jack’s customers and stores have once again shown their care for the Western Australian community, with generous assistance given to those affected by the devastating Waroona-Yarloop bushfire of January 2016.

The January bushfire claimed two lives, razed most of the small South West community of Yarloop, and threatened lives and homes for days in the shires of Harvey and Waroona. 181 properties and 69,000 hectares of land including prime dairy and farming areas were burnt out in the fire.

Between January and May, Farmer Jack’s customers donated approximately $10,000 to assist fire victims, via collection boxes at store checkouts.

Farmer Jacks’ Managing Director Fred Fairthorne personally matched customer donations to double this amount to a total of $20,000, which was contributed to the Lord Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund Waroona & District Bushfire Appeal in May 2016. Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi accepted a cheque from Mr Fairthorne.