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nabtrade raises $184,500 for Burrumbuttock Hay Runners

By Rodney Woods

Following a bumper day of trade dedicated to supporting Aussie farmers in drought, nabtrade donated $184 500 to the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.

With Australia currently experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record, Australia’s fastest growing online trading platform pledged to donate 100 per cent of all brokerage fees earned on November 27.

“I couldn’t be prouder of my team and the boost we’ve been able to give the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners’ efforts,” nabtrade general manager Adrian Hanley said.

“Our farmers and the agricultural industry of Australia absolutely deserve our support.”

Sunrise host Samantha Armytage, who ‘rang the bell’ to kick off trade in Sydney on the day, said “hay is like gold — it’s just so important to our farmers".

Brendan ‘Bumper’ Farrell, the founder of the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, said nabtrade’s donation would be used by his team to continue "mates helping mates" in a time of need.

“Farmers impacted by drought often struggle to ask for help and due to the financial strain of trying to keep the farm afloat many also battle mental health issues,” Mr Farrell said.

“Our program may only provide temporary relief, but it’s also about showing fellow Australians that someone cares about them.”