24 September, 2021
Warwick farmers repair bushﬁre damaged fencing with Rural Aid’s help
Australia’s leading rural charity, Rural Aid, recently deployed a team of volunteers to the Warwick region to help with ongoing natural disaster recovery.
Twenty-one volunteers have just ﬁ nished working on three farms in the Upper Freestone and Swanfels area. Upper Freestone farmer Chris Mauch had kilometres of his fencing destroyed by ﬁre. “It’s unbelievable to cut a long story short. I put a brand new fence up there before the ﬁ res and it turned to ashes,” Mr Mauch said.
He said he was grateful to have a team of Rural Aid volunteers help him fence for a week. “I’ve been on the land 50 years, all my life, and it’s hard enough to be on the land. It’s just great to get a hand to repair all those fences that are in desperate need. I’m indebted to Rural Aid.”