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Heartbreaking call leads to amazing act of generosity

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A heartbreaking call from a school principal has sparked a huge community response, with the public deciding it’s time to act.

The emotional call to Steve Price has led members of the community to sidestep the government and extend a helping hand to the drought-ravaged town of Trundle.

The principal of Trundle Central School, John Southon, told Steve politicians have seemingly forgotten about what’s unfolding in the bush, where farmers and their families are struggling through the worst drought in living memory.

Mr Southon said young children were wetting themselves at school because of extreme stress.

Smart Repair Australia director Michael Cross contacted Steve after hearing the emotional call and rallied his friends in the industry to raise $40,000 for the drought-ravaged town.

He says he wants to help those impacted by the drought.

“I think it’s just our duty as human beings to do what we can, when we can.

“All of us have been aware of the situation throughout Australia, but yesterday it really drove home a nail and I think all of us were devasted to listen to that principal and how the town of Trundle is suffering.”

Steve Price says the money will go straight to the locals.

“We will get that money straight in the hands of the people who need it and we’ll be doing it through the school.

“We will make sure that every cent is in the hands of farmers and none of it will be carved off on the way through.”

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