Nine’s Farm Aid telethon for drought relief raises over $7.5m

“To hear their stories and to see their struggle has been so humbling. “

The telethon, which began with a special edition of Today on Monday, featured Nine’s biggest names issuing a rallying call to the nation to offer financial support to those affected by the country’s worst drought in 100 years.

Broadcasting live from the Dubbo Showground in Central West NSW and Warwick in Southeast Queensland, viewers heard firsthand the heartbreaking stories of those doing it tough as a result of the devastating natural disaster that has ravaged much of rural Australia.

Co-host of Today Karl Stefanovic said: “What a privilege to spend the day with farmers and their families. To hear their stories and to see their struggle has been so humbling. This was an incredible event to be a part of and the response from people right across Australia was awesome. I want to thank every single person who gave their hard-earned dollars to help our farmers. And I want our farmers to know our coverage of this crisis will continue.”

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