Planning and planting is well underway with over 1000 pumpkin seeds in the ground and with the generous support of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services, Tankworks and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation an irrigation system and tank has been acquired, built and installed.
With the assistance of Tilbuster’s project coordinator, Charlie Winter, many young people have been involved from laying the pipe through to building the tank. Not only will this water grow the vegetables, it will also supply water to troughs for the cattle which will also enable rehabilitation of Tilbuster Ponds creek which runs through the property.
The aim of the Pumpkin Run has always been to give back to the community, growing and supplying fresh vegetables, especially pumpkins, to refuges, nursing homes and to feed those less fortunate.
The Pumpkin Run commences from Armidale in April and will finish in the middle of Sydney’s CBD at Government House where His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley generously invited Pathfinders during his visit to our Inverell office earlier this year.
Listen The Pumpkin Run act of generosity was again seen in Glen Innes when the charity bike ride Tour de Cure rode in to Glen Innes on their recent signature trip from Brisbane to Sydney raising money and awareness for cancer research and prevention. Pumpkins were surely on the menu after their chef Chris picked... View Article
Listen Pumpkin Run Day 4 – A rest day in the morning for the team and they headed to Bondi Beach for some R&R before their afternoon tea at Government House. The young people were lucky enough to meet the boys from Bondi Rescue TV show. His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley welcomed Pathfinders... View Article
Listen Pumpkin Run Day 3 – Ready for another big day, the team unloaded the pumpkins at OzHarvest warehouse in Alexandria. OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to 800 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable... View Article