Looking to give back to the local community, Inverell Sporties presented two generous cheque donations on Friday afternoon.
Inverell Lions Club president Tom Cattell accepted a $1,000 donation from Sporties' manager Nathan Hughes in support of the club's drought appeal.
Mr Cattell said the funds will help re-stock food items at the pop-up drought shop in Ring Street. The shop opened its doors to farmers in need last year.
"This money will not only help farmers receive food and other essential items, it will also be spent at our local grocery shops so it stays in town and those affected by drought benefit too," he said.
The shop will remain open to support farmers for as long as the community donations continue. Mr Cattell said the shop has been going "great guns".
"You would believe it but things like Weetbix go out the door so quickly. I'd just like to thank Sporties, the members and the club itself for their kind donation."
Next up to receive a $1,000 donation from Sporties was NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) group captain for the Northern Tablelands Ray White.
The donation will be distributed among a number of brigades that directly assisted to contain fires around the Inverell district.
"It'll probably go towards purchasing equipment. We've been pretty constant for the last 12 months. It all started with the Tingha Plateau fire 12 months ago and the last three months have been solid up until Christmas.
"Our crews finished off in our area and then we started sending deployments down south the help out there. Any donation helps our brigades further the ability to help the community during trying times so we'd like to thank Sporties."
Mr Hughes said Sporties' focus was to make sure money donated would stay within the community and benefit those who need it most.
"The community has been heavily impacted by drought and fire. We identified these two organisations as worthy recipients of receiving donations from the club," he said.
On December 23, Sporties member Peter Higgins would a Christmas giveaway at the club. During the night he announced his decision to donate $500 of the prize to the local RFS.
"In addition to the $1000 we've donated, the RFS will also receive another $500 on behalf of Peter Higgins' generosity," Mr Hughes said.