IN AN incredible display of Aussie mateship, five trucks loaded with over 200 bales of hay drove from the Waddi Roadhouse to Tumut to assist struggling farmers.
The convoy made the three hour journey with bundles of community-donated hay and stubble to make a difference during the bushfire devastation that swept the nation earlier this year.
Chris Sutton, Shaun Roach, Charlie Strachan, Beejay McKay and Oscar Ryan left at 6am on January 18, driving along the Snowy Mountains Highway on their journey and seeing the devastation first hand.
Burnt landscapes and homes littered their eyesight during the expedition, and the crew were greeted by horror stories of stock losses upon arrival.
The saleyards inside the Tumut depot featured farm trucks which were ready for direct loading, meaning that grateful farmers were able to immediately begin rebuilding everything they had so recently lost.
It took an entire community of dedicated volunteers to make the run possible, and after the first delivery, they made it happen again just a week later with a further 369 bales.
"No one hesitated to donate feed," volunteer Maria Teusner said.
"The third person I asked got back to me with 100 bales of corn stubble and that's when I said to myself 'help I've got to get some trucks'.
"Everyone was happy to help and there was no hesitation. It was amazing to see."
Feed was generously donated by the King family, Toscan family, Witham family, Burge family and Williams family.
The Demamiel family supplied the convoy with fuel cards in Coleambally to assist with transportation.
Farmers and their families were overwhelmed by the selfless gesture, thanking those who lent a helping hand during their time of crisis.