With the ongoing drought and bushfires, one Lithgow local wanted to take the financial pressure for farming families off during Christmas and make a difference.
Hayley Quinlan and a convoy of helpers travelled to Wellington on Saturday, December 14 where they met 19 farming families for a barbecue lunch and a surprise Christmas.
"We drove a convoy out to Yeoval, we had gifts and hampers for those that are doing it a little tough this year for Christmas.
"To know that my little idea was finally happening was surreal," Hayley said.
"The fact they didn't know what was going to happen, they just thought they were coming for a barbecue, they had no idea their entire Christmas was covered."
She said once the hampers and meat orders were picked up from Coles in Wellington and she arrived at the farm, she knew it was "very real".
"The tears and stories of some of the families broke my heart, I just wanted to help and have them know that people do care and they do have support.
"This has changed me, the people I've met and the friends that supported me I will never forget," she said.
Hayley wanted to say a huge thank you to companies, local businesses and everyone who donated.
"Without your help this would simply not have happened and thank you to my family and the family of Shantal Taylor for everything."
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