Trucks from the Burrumbuttock hay run wait to join the convoy in Augathella.
Trucks from the Burrumbuttock hay run wait to join the convoy in Augathella. Facebook

Hay runners head home after touching weekend

THE Burrumbuttock hay runners from Maryborough will be back on the Fraser Coast by Monday, after delivering more than 300 bales of hay to farmers facing devastating drought in central Queensland.

Seven B-double trucks from the Fraser Coast carried $14,000 worth of hay to families on sheep and cattle properties as far out as Ilfracombe, as part of the 280 truck convoy.

On the hay runners' Facebook page, organiser Andrea Hamilton said the Maryborough community should be "so very proud" of the truck drivers who joined the convoy.

"Guys I am in awe of you all," Ms Hamilton said.

"You have all gone above and beyond and I am so proud to know each and every one of you."

Donations can be made to help struggling farmers through the Rotary Club of Maryborough City.

To make a donation, go to the Burrumbuttock hay runners of Maryborough Facebook page and follow the prompts.



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