A strong sense of community spirit flowed through the Randall Wine Group – Seppeltsfield, Quelltaler, Ryecroft and Tinlins – during the festive period.
That’s because generous employees raised funds during their Christmas Party in December, through team activities performed on the day, which were donated towards Rural Aid to assist regional farmers in need.
The Randall Wine Group supporters donated $9500 which has meant a generous semi-trailer of 100 tonnes of hay, donated to farmers and their livestock.
Rural Aid general manager Wayne Thomson, who was present at the Christmas event and graciously accepted the funds, provided insight into just how tough some farmers are doing it.
His words further inspired employees to go that extra mile and collect non-perishable food and toys over the festive break, to pass on to those in need.
On Wednesday, a group of Randall Wine Group employees made the journey to Eudunda for the ‘hay run’, meeting the farmers and their families first hand, plus deliver non-perishable food and toys over lunch, and also have a kick of the donated Sherrin footballs.
Randall Wine Group executive chairman Warren Randall said the act was “our opportunity to put smiles on the faces of farmers and their families who have experienced a very different Christmas to ours; giving our team a real sense of pride and fulfillment this festive season”.
“We understand and appreciate how vital water is to our wine business, and like our farmers, we are at the mercy of the gods,” Mr Warren added.