Rural community of Hawke’s Bay supports Cancer Society with annual stock drive

Dean Freeman of Redshaw Livestock auctioning off a sheep pen for a Cancer Society fundraiser at Stortford Lodge Auction Yards in Hastings. Photo/Warren Buckland

During the month of August, farmers will have the opportunity to donate to the Cancer Society through their livestock sales at the Stortford Lodge Sale Yards.

Any farmer can donate the proceeds of any animal sold at Stortford Lodge this month, with all proceeds going to the Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society.

With the support of Stortford Lodge Sales Yards, numerous storage agents and trucking companies, the sales held every Monday and Wednesday will give the rural community a chance to make a substantial difference in the lives of people with cancer. In the region.

Central Hawke’s Bay Supportive Care Coordinator Jenny Schaw said the Cancer Society helps more than 500 rural people with cancer each year.

“So Stortford Lodge sales are the perfect opportunity for farmers to show their support, and it’s easy to do,” she said.

Dean Freeman Redshaw Livestock, Jenny Schaw Cancer Society, John Kingston Carfields Livestock and Brenton Giddens PGG Wrightsons kick off a month of charity auctions.  Photo/Warren Buckland
Dean Freeman Redshaw Livestock, Jenny Schaw Cancer Society, John Kingston Carfields Livestock and Brenton Giddens PGG Wrightsons kick off a month of charity auctions. Photo/Warren Buckland

“It’s as simple as letting your storage agent know if you’d like to donate the proceeds of one or more animals from your sale offering, and they’ll take it from there.”

Several trucking companies are also on board and provide free freight for donated animals.

The Cancer Society is committed to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer on rural communities by providing information, support, advice, health promotion, undertaking research and providing transportation toward treatment, Schaw explained.

“By showing your support and donating an animal or two, you are making a difference and enabling the Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society to offer support to anyone with cancer.”

Contact your local stock agent to arrange this if you are interested in participating.

Schaw said supporters can deposit directly into the Cancer Society’s account; just use your name and reference stock sales.

Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society account number: 06-0645-0235851-00.
If you would like a receipt for your direct deposit, please email [email protected]

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