The Illawarra pubs and clubs doing ‘Let it Pour’ for drought-stricken farmers

Renee Wachsmuth pulls a beer at the Mount Kembla Village Hotel. A number of Illawarra pubs and clubs are taking part in a "Let it Pour" fundraiser to support drought-ravaged farmers. Picture: Sylvia Liber
Renee Wachsmuth pulls a beer at the Mount Kembla Village Hotel. A number of Illawarra pubs and clubs are taking part in a "Let it Pour" fundraiser to support drought-ravaged farmers. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Illawarra pubs and clubs will “Let it Pour” this weekend as part of the latest initiative to raise money for drought-stricken farmers.

Licensed venues from Helensburgh to Shellharbour have jumped on board a Great Northern Brewing Company-led campaign, which will see 1000 kegs of beer donated to pubs and clubs in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

“Let it Pour” fundraising events are being held across the weekend, with all proceeds from the donated kegs going to the Drought Relief Fund administered by Rotary Australia.

Lu Ristov from the Harp Hotel, one of the Wollongong venues taking part in the initiative, said there had been “an enormous reaction from locals keen to support the event”.

“I haven’t come across one patron not moved by the plight of our farmers right now,” Mr Ristov said.

“I don’t think we’ll have any hassle convincing our customers to get right behind Let it Pour this weekend and buy a beer for a bushie.”

Great Northern boss Mick McKeown said the brewer had also tipped in $250,000 and expected to raise more than $1 million this weekend. 

To find an event near you, visit: letitpour.com.au.

‘LET IT POUR’ ILLAWARRA VENUES

  • Helensburgh Hotel
  • Bellambi Bowling Club
  • Corrimal Hotel 
  • Collegians Rugby League Football Club, Balgownie
  • The Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow 
  • Cabbage Tree Hotel, Fairy Meadow
  • Collegians Rugby League Football Club, Wollongong
  • Harp Hotel, Wollongong 
  • Coniston Hotel
  • Collegians, Figtree
  • Collegians, Port Kembla
  • Port Kembla Hotel
  • Illawarra Yacht Club, Warrawong
  • Berkeley Hotel
  • Lake Illawarra Hotel, Windang
  • Warilla Hotel
  • Oak Flats Bowling and Recreation Club
  • Oaks Hotel, Albion Park
  • Albion Park Hotel 
  • Albion Park RSL Memorial Club
  • Ocean Beach Hotel, Shellharbour