Brokers back wool industry charity foundation

Wool brokers 100th birthday - but it's handing out the presents

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CHEQUE PRESENTATION: NCWBA president John Colley, presented a cheque for $8,000 to the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation chairman Ken Stock, at the Melbourne Wool Selling Centre.

CHEQUE PRESENTATION: NCWBA president John Colley, presented a cheque for $8,000 to the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation chairman Ken Stock, at the Melbourne Wool Selling Centre.

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It's their birthday, but wool selling brokers are giving out the presents.

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Australia's peak wool brokers body has marked its 100th birthday by giving its own presents to a leading industry charity.

The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia have donated $8000 to the industry's own charity, the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation.

The donation will help the foundation continue its vital work, supporting those in need in rural Australia.

The money was collected from the NCWSBA member companies to mark NCWSBA's Centenary, to help the Foundation continue its vital work, supporting rural Australians in need.

"The Foundation does amazing work to support families in our rural community who are facing serious challenges," NCWSBA president John Colley said.

"Even amid the challenges wool broking companies and the wool industry itself is facing at the moment, we think that it is crucial these rural families and children, who often 'fall through the cracks' of Australia's government support systems, are helped.

"This grass-roots charity activity by the Foundation is exactly what these families need and we are very glad to do what we can to assist."

The money donated by NCWSBA is in addition to the $16,700 raised during the charity auction of donated items at February's NCWSBA Centenary Reception.

Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation chairman Ken Stock said the organisation was extremely grateful for all funds raised by the NCWSBA.

"People on the land can find it tough at times - they're at the mercy of the gods and sometimes children suffer because of it," Mr Stock said

" This Foundation is here to support rural families in need due to the likes of illness or accidents.

"The money donated by the Australian wool brokers through the NCWSBA will help our work to continue in 2020/21. "

The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia was established in December 1919 to represent Australian wool brokers at national and international level.

It held its first meeting in January 1920.

NCWSBA represents the majority of Australian wool brokers, with members accounting for over 80% of wool sold at auction in Australia in 2018/19.

The Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation was established in 2015 as a reach-out support service for rural families or children in need.

The Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation runs several fundraising events each year within the wool industry but welcome any donations from the greater farming and agricultural community.

NCWSBA represents the majority of Australian wool brokers, with members accounting for over 80per cent of wool sold at auction in Australia in 2018/19.

It is the only national organisation representing Australian wool brokers in Australia and internationally.

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