|Leading rural charity Rural Aid has made the tough decision to indefinitely postpone its Our Towns week in Brewarrina.|
Brewarrina’s Our Towns event was originally due to take place between July 4th and 10th 2021.
Unfortunately, due to the rapidly changing Covid-19 situation in Sydney and New South Wales, the Brewarrina event has been put on hold until further notice.
The Our Towns week would have seen dozens of volunteers travel to Brewarrina from all corners of Australia, to assist with vital community-building works.
Rural Aid CEO John Warlters said his thoughts are with New South Wales locals.
“Sadly, we’ve seen overnight that New South Wales has recorded 112 new cases of Covid-19,” Mr Warlters said.
“Rural Aid has always endeavored to keep the safety of rural communities, our volunteers and staff as its highest priority. With this is mind, Rural Aid is putting the Brewarrina Our Towns week on hold for now.”
“We know this is a disappointing result, so we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding,” Mr Warlters said.
The Rural Aid team and Brewarrina community leaders are yet to settle on a new date for the Our Towns week. Due to the unpredictable nature of Covid-19, and backlogged schedules, the week may have to be put on hold until 2022.
“For now, all we can hope for is that the Covid-19 situation in New South Wales improves rapidly, and restrictions can be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so,” Mr Warlters said.
“We’ll be keeping the people of Brewarrina in our thoughts and we promise to be back with even more gusto than before!” Mr Warlters concluded.
The award-winning Our Towns program is part of Rural Aid’s Stronger Futures initiative. Rural Aid is heavily invested in strengthening rural communities through its multi-faceted Stronger Futures program- giving locals the resources and confidence needed to help their region thrive.
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