Burrumbuttock Hay Runners deliver in trying times

By: Cobey Bartels

Huge convoy provides much-needed relief to fire-impacted areas

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners deliver in trying times
Image from the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners Facebook page


The nation’s best-known hay run came through with the goods over the weekend, with nearly 200 trucks fronting up.

This year’s hay run, sponsored by heavy vehicle insurer National Transport Insurance (NTI) for the fourth year, delivered to Armidale on Sunday after a three-day journey. 

The Burrumbuttock Hay Run was founded by Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell back in 2014, in a bid to rally truckies together and assist farmers in need across regional New South Wales and Queensland.  

Farrell was stoked to have NTI re-join as a primary sponsor for yet another year.

"We are really happy to have NTI on-board for the fourth time," Farrel says.

"It’s great to have a corporate partner who has supported us for such a long time.

"The drought is only getting worse and it’s time for as many people as possible to just get on it and help out."

How the NTI renewed its Burrumbuttock Hay Runners sponsorship, here

The recent bushfire crisis across Australia has made the importance of the run even more prominent, NTI points out.

The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners became one of the early responders, acting quickly to pull together a team of volunteers and delivered much-needed hay to farmers in Corryong impacted by the fires.

"The team at NTI extend our sincere thanks and would like to congratulate the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners for their quick actions to aid bushfire stricken communities," NTI CEO Tony Clark says.

"Our relationship with the Hay Runners is one of genuine admiration and heartfelt support. This year we are filled with more pride than ever to have Brendan Farrell and the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners as one of our long-standing partners.

"It’s important for NTI to be able to give back to hardworking Australians who dedicate their lives to sustaining agriculture in our unforgiving climate, and support the volunteers who donate their time and resources."


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