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The rural wrap: regulator works with rural charities, banding together for farmers

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Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.

There has been plenty happening this week, with the announcement that the national charity regulator is working with two rural relief charities, to a singer penning a song on mental health.

Weve got you covered in this weeks rural wrap.

Rural Aid, Aussie Helpers respond to working with ACNC regulator:

(left) Aussie Helpers, Brian Egan and (right) Rural Aid's Charles Alder.

Band Together Farmers festival to raise awareness, funds of the drought and mental health:

Hoodoo Gurus. Photo: Supplied.

Hoodoo Gurus. Photo: Supplied.

The central west community plus some of Australias legendary rockers will band together for farmers this month to help raise much needed awareness and funds for rural mental health.

Quads, tractors, motorbikes, the leading cause of on-farm deaths:

During January 1 to September 30, 2018, there were four fatalities from quads. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

During January 1 to September 30, 2018, there were four fatalities from quads. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Flannos for Farmers dance aims to raise drought funds:

Tracy Hanna. Photo: Paige Williams.

Tracy Hanna. Photo: Paige Williams.

Western NSW singers aims to ignite a discussion about mental health with new song:

Singer Fanny Lumsden, hopes her new song Real Men Dont Cry (War On Pride) gets people talking about their mental health. Photo: Supplied.

Singer Fanny Lumsden, hopes her new song Real Men Dont Cry (War On Pride) gets people talking about their mental health. Photo: Supplied.

Growing up on a farm during the millennial drought in western NSW, Edwina Lumsden, saw first-hand the toll it took on rural communities.

Rain event will enhance the prospect for hay:

Bill Tatt (pictured). Photo: Supplied.

Bill Tatt (pictured). Photo: Supplied.

This story The rural wrap: regulator works with rural charities, banding together for farmers first appeared on Western Magazine.

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