The Black Tie & Boots Ball is a Gala event with Live Music, competitions, raffles, auctions and celebrities. It's the most fun you can have in one night while making a difference when times are tough. Rural Aid's Black Tie & Boots Ball held at Bathurst Goldfields this June is an opportunity to celebrate rural Australia, dress to impress and of course wear your boots and help us raise much needed funds to employ Rural Counsellors who work directly with farming families in times of drought and natural diasters.
Mental health is a major concern for those living in isolated rural communities, in some cases hundreds of kilometres away from the closest GP or counselling service. Rural Aid is committed to reducing this isolation through the establishment of qualified, annually relicensed counsellors to visit farmers and their families where they live.