Drought Angels share stories on the Morning Show
THE Drought Angels' Tash Johnston has kicked off a weekend of media coverage on Channel 7's Morning Show.
Mrs Johnston with husband Steele and fellow Drought Angel Jenny Gailey spent the morning preparing for the appearance alongside Home and Away actress Lynne McGranger.
The actress has thrown her support behind "Dollars for Dust”, a fundraising event for the Drought Angels to be held in Sydney tomorrow night.
During the TV interview McGranger explained how Home and Away make-up artist Sherri Meissner initally had the idea to help farmers doing it tough - and McGranger was happy to get on board.
"I said, 'look, count me in' because I was moved,” she told Morning Show hosts Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur.
Ms Meissner then got in touch with the Drought Angels, "because they have become really one of the stalwarts in fighting drought,” McGranger said.
On the program Mrs Johnston shared just one of countless tales she'd heard during the past few weeks of the lengths farmers were going to to feed their livestock.
"One recently is a gentleman in his 60s having to go down to a local mill of a night time to sweep the floors to get food for his cattle,” Mrs Johnston said.
"Families are living on Weetbix and rice and long life milk; this is Australia, this shouldn't be happening to the people who put food on our table.”
The ladies' message is one of support - to donate and to buy Australian produce.
"Everybody is affected by this, every single Australian,” McGranger said.
The Drought Angels' next appearance will be on the Daily Show this afternoon at about 2.25pm.