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    Giveback Getdown FarmRaiser

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    Let's get together for a night of live music, delicious food, and community spirit at our FarmRaiser Party! Come and support our farmers, get your boogie on let's and make a difference together!

    • Delicious Food
      • Locally sourced produce, see below for Menu
    • BYO
    • Wacky Hat Competition
      • See below for catergories
    • Door Prizes
    • Raffle Auctions
    • Live Music
      • Sandon Phillips duo
      • Tingle Swing Band
    • Kids Activities
      • Crystal Flower Fairy Katie and Miss Fairy Rose
      • Story time with Auntie Debbie
      • Kids Movie Screening
    • All proceeds of the evening will be distributed locally to eligible farmers who meet the qualifying hardship criteria via the Walpole CRC
    • Overnight camping is available at Che Sara Sara Cottages for those coming in from Denmark/Pemberton, $10 cash donation at the door


    Wacky Hat Competition

    Step into the whimsy with our Wacky Hat Competition! This joyful contest welcomes participants of all ages, from spirited youngsters to imaginative adults. We're searching for the most outlandish, creatively crafted hats to claim our fabulous prizes. This is your moment to let your imagination run wild and express your eccentric side. Whether it's with bright colors, unexpected materials, or innovative designs, show us how wacky you can be. Gather your materials, brainstorm your wildest ideas, and join us in celebrating the magic of creativity. Ready, set, get your wackiness on!


    • Best Handmade Hat
    • Best Matching Hat & Outfit
    • Most Outrageous Hat
    • Judges Choice Award
    • Audience Favourite

    Winners will be announced at 6pm



    The catering will be in the skilled hands of the remarkable Courtenay Stickles, a legend of the Southwest renowned for her sumptuous, love-infused dishes, notably her signature pulled brisket burgers. Famous for her extravagant long table dinners and her rallying support during the recent bushfires, Courtenay's culinary prowess is eagerly anticipated at the Giveback Getdown. We're all excited to see what culinary delights she has in store for us!


    Tickets & Donations

    As you select your ticket, we invite you to reflect on your ability to contribute beyond the admission cost. While not everyone can afford to donate, any additional amount you can offer will make a significant impact, directly supporting our local farmers who are facing challenges

    Admission Types

    General Admission -  Ensures the event's operational expenses are met

    Donation Suggestions

    Small Donation ($5) -  A gesture equivalent to buying a cup of coffee
    Medium Donation ($25) -  The value of enjoying a meal out
    Large Donation ($75) - Comparable to purchasing a slab of craft beer
    Extra Large Donation ($125) - Similar to the cost of a yearly Netflix subscription
    Generous Donation ($500) - Reflects the expense of a weekend getaway
    Sponsorship Donation ($1,000) - A significant contribution to our cause

    Every dollar raised will be directly allocated to the hardworking farmers of the Walpole/Denmark region, assisting those who are presently experiencing hardship

    Getting Involved

    To apply for aid or to nominate a deserving individual or family, please reach out to the Walpole Community Resource Centre (CRC) directly. Your involvement, whether through attendance, donation, or nomination, is invaluable to our collective effort to uplift our farming community

    To volunteer on the night or sponsor a prize for auction, please contact Mala on 


    About the Cause

    In the shadow of an unprecedented crisis, our local farmers face a daunting convergence of challenges that could spell disaster for the cornerstone of our agricultural heritage. Record-breaking drought conditions, the likes of which have not been seen in over half a century, have parched vast expanses of our fertile southwest, depleting dams and annihilating ground feed necessary for our livestock.

    Coupled with soaring feed costs, a plummeting confidence in the livestock export industry, and the inability of meat processing facilities to expand to meet current demand, the very survival of these farmers hangs in the balance. Geoff Pearson, WA Farmers livestock president, describes the situation as “critical”, with no immediate relief in sight.

    The Giveback Getdown arises not just in response to an urgent need, but as a call for solidarity with those who have stewarded our lands through generations. As livestock producers are forced to de-stock their properties amid falling prices—up to 75% lower than previous years - the future of live exports grows increasingly uncertain, the ripple effects threaten the backbone of our community’s food security and economic well-being. The recent announcement by the WA government of $8.6 million in support signals recognition of the severity of the crisis, yet the path to recovery requires a collective effort. 

    With every dollar raised, the Giveback Getdown aims to provide not just financial relief for farmers in the local Walpole & Denmark region, but also a beacon of hope and support for mental health and community well-being, ensuring our farmers have a robust range of resources to weather this storm. Together, we can help secure a future where our farmers not only survive but thrive, sustaining the legacy of Western Australian agriculture for generations to come

    All proceeds will be distributed directly to those in need via the Walpole CRC to those who meet the qualifying hardship criteria



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