Rural Aid postpones Coolah’s Our Towns event

Australia’s leading rural charity, Rural Aid, has made the tough decision to postpone Coolah’s Our Towns event, that was due to take place next month.

Dozens of volunteers were planning to travel to Coolah to help with community-building works between the 8th and 14th of August.
Rural Aid CEO John Warlters said the ongoing Covid-19 situation in New South Wales had forced the postponement.

“The safety of the Coolah community and the Rural Aid volunteers and staff is my highest priority,” Mr Warlters said.

“The current uncertainty and the recent tightening and extension of Covid-19 related restrictions in NSW meant delaying our visit was the best option under the circumstances.

“We understand this is disheartening for many, but we promise to return to Coolah with vigour when it’s safe to do so,” Mr Warlters said.
In the interim, Coolah’s leaders have vowed to continue chipping away at the early phases of the community-building works.

“I applaud the Coolah community for their initiative in kickstarting their town’s renewal using the Community Development Plan created in partnership with Rural Aid,” Mr Warlters said.

“The Rural Aid team is so excited to head to Coolah when restrictions permit. At this stage, the Our Towns week has been tentatively postponed until March 2022,” Mr Warlters said.

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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