Help the Herd get to Bondi

Herd of Hope calls for assistance to get to NSW


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The Herd of Hope is currently stopped on the Stockwell property of Farmer Johns owners Marlene and Greg Schubert ahead of the next leg of its journey. Photo: Carla Wiese-Smith

The Herd of Hope is currently stopped on the Stockwell property of Farmer Johns owners Marlene and Greg Schubert ahead of the next leg of its journey. Photo: Carla Wiese-Smith

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Organisers call for one more favour to complete the trip.

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The Herd of Hope is halfway to Bondi – but now they need your help to complete the trip.

The 40 heifers bound to hit Bondi Beach on March 17 arrived in the Barossa at the end of last year.

They have transport arranged from Narrandera, NSW, but need to hitch a ride to make that connection late next week.

So the muster’s head stockwoman Megan McLoughlin has put the call out for any trucks heading east from SA.

“They need to be in Narrandera by Friday, March 9, so we’re looking at having them leave the day before,” she said.

“We’re halfway there but just need a little more help!”

The Herd of Hope is a volunteer-driven organisation which aims to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.

Herd of Hope directors and volunteers Michelle Swelles, Lizzie Mazur, Megan McLoughlin and Lyndon Olsson at the recent Steer the Herd dinner at Seppeltsfield. Photo: Marlene Schubert

Herd of Hope directors and volunteers Michelle Swelles, Lizzie Mazur, Megan McLoughlin and Lyndon Olsson at the recent Steer the Herd dinner at Seppeltsfield. Photo: Marlene Schubert

Mrs McLoughlin – who was left legally blind after a routine operation in 2008 – was the recipient of a double transplant (kidney and pancreas) in December 2010.

Her “second chance” – received 20 days after being given the news she had a month to live – has spurred her on to raise awareness and support for not only organ recipients, but also donors and their families.

“Please, if you have any empty loads heading back to NSW or could do the trip, we would love to hear from you!” she said.

Visit herdofhope.com.au for more details, or go to the Facebook page to get in touch.

READ MORE: Heifers of Hope holiday in Barossa

The story Help the Herd get to Bondi first appeared on Barossa & Light Herald.

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