With Australia currently experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record, one country singing star is doing his bit to bring Christmas cheer to farming families and their kids doing it tough.
Former X-Factor runner up Jason Owen and his fiancé Becy have set up a GoFundMe page - Doin It for Rural Aussie Kids - with the aim of buying toys with the proceeds for farming kids affected by the drought.
"As rural families have been really struggling during this horrific drought Bec and I wanted to lend a helping hand to kids and families in rural Australia so they can still have the Christmas they deserve," said Owen.
With a Golden Guitar and three Country Music Channel (CMC) Award nominations to his name, the singer has long been a major advocate for drought relief.
Owen recently performed two sold out shows with Daryl Braithwaite and donated all proceeds from merchandise sales to the fundraiser.
The singer and his fiancé now plan to personally deliver some of the toys with money raised through the GoFundMe campaign.
The two will even stop by Ashford to support a few familiar faces.
In 2017, Owen donated a portion of profits from his album Proud to the Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal and in 2018 he wrote and recorded These Are The Times, with all funds raised going to drought relief.
He will continue to tour around regional NSW and Sydney in 2020 as part of The Superstars of Country Then and Now tour.
To visit the GoFundMe page log onto: www.gofundme.com/f/doin-it-for-rural-aussie-kids
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