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Sausage Sizzle

A very big thanks to everyone who stopped by and bought a snag or raffle tickets to support animal rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming!

Wɪᴛʜ ᴀ ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴏᴜs ᴅᴏɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ғʀᴏᴍ Shane Knuth, ᴡᴇ ʀᴀɪsᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ ᴏғ $477!

That will get some food in the tummies of our 20 , seven , six and , and . (and lots of )

We are so very grateful to Yungaburra Butchery for empowering community groups like ours to not only raise funds, but awareness and engagement.


Atherton Show

Are you planning to go to the show on Monday 27 or Tuesday 28 June? 

Why not work a shift and get a wristband for free entry? We are covering the Louise and Robert Street gates as well as the hospital and horse gates.

Sign yourself up for a slot and we'll send you the volunteer application form to complete for the Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society. 

We will have an induction day to go over Square and the Point of Sale system a fortnight out from the show.

Horsing Around at Tolga Scarecrow Festival

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We offered a variety of Fete style activities including:

  • pin the tail on the pony/ beak on the duck

  • guess the guinea pig weight

  • chocolate throw

  • ultimate lemon

to support rehabilitation, retraining and re-homing of the many rescues in care.

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Thanks to all who supported us at Your Wardrobe Cairns, a funky pre-loved fashion event.
We had lots of fashion lovers snap up bargains from FNQ Foster Farms to support our rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts.


Goose Club at the Pub

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Congratulations to all the winners of our Friday 1 October Goose Club at The Yungaburra Hotel! 


Special thank to Alexandra Byrnes who gave her time to help out. Alex also donated the Bunnings voucher she won back, which is one less prize we have to find for our next fundraiser.

Thanks also to Sue Fairley who donated the wine and chocolates.

Folk for FNQ Foster Farms at Curtain Fig Motel

Thanks so much to Ally Row and Curtain Fig Motel for their generosity in partnering to deliver an amazing performance and raise funds for us. 

The special Saturday September 18 gig raised $200 to support the rehabilitation, retraining and re-homing of the many rescues in care and we are so grateful. 

Keep your eyes out for this indie folk songwriting duo as they travel up the East coast!

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FFF Sausage Sizzle at Yungaburra Butchery

Visitors to Yungaburra and locals alike enjoyed a banger in bread on market day cooked by FNQ Foster Farms vollies to support our rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts! 

With thanks to the Glen and the Yungaburra Butchery team for their generosity.

Thanks also to Shane Knuth for his $150 donation. 

A total $366.40 was raised. 

(L–R) Volunteers Jess and Sue, Chantelle presents Shane Knuth with his sausages and Sue, Jess and Chantelle get the sizzle going.

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FFF at Share The Love 

FFF had a great time at the Share the Love pop-up fundraiser from 8am to 4pm on market day, Saturday 24 July, at the Yungaburra Community Hall. Supporting charities including FNQ Foster Farms, Mareeba Animal Refuge and Lakeside Community Church Yungaburra, there were many bargains on offer plus the chance to go into a prize pool valued at $1,200+ for every $5 spent. 

In addition to the $340 raised to go toward our rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts, we also had important conversations with our community about responsible animal ownership and adoption.

BellaCapella Community Choir performed on the day. 

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FFF at 2021 Atherton Show 

FFF and volunteers worked the Robert Street gate on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 June at the Atherton Show, with ​volunteers receiving free entry into the show and the Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society making a donation to FNQ Foster Farms.

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Goose Club at the Pub 

From 5pm on Friday 4 June, we we had a night of prize raffles at The Yungaburra Hotel. 

$359.55 was raised, which will go toward our rescue, re-training and re-homing efforts. 


The Reject Shop — $20 voucher privately donated.

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Mungalli Creek Dairy Cafe — $40 voucher. 

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Woolworths Atherton — $50 voucher. 

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Tablelands Laundramat — $50 cash prize. 

Murphy's Lawn Care FNQ — $50 cash prize. 

Down Under Cruise and DiveFull day snorkel voucher onboard luxury super yacht Evolution valued at $185!.

Bunnings Atherton — $20 vouchers. 


Walk-in Wardrobe Yungaburra


FNQ Foster Farms had a fantastic experience at Walk-in Wardrobe, raising $253.50 which allowed us to buy 25 square bales of hay for our inmates.

Each day we go through:

- 5 square hay bales

- 35kg lucerne pellets

- 6kg copra

- 10kg pony pellets.

Events like this are integral for us to be able to raise funds that cover this upkeep.

Special thanks to Tablelands Laundra-Mat who provided free washing and drying services for all the pre-loved clothes.

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Goose Club at the Pub

From 5pm on Friday 9 April, we had a night of prize raffles at The Yungaburra Hotel.  

$349.75 was raised, which will go toward our rescue, re-training and re-homing efforts. 

Special thanks to Prize Sponsors and ticket selling locations:
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SPAR Malanda — $50 voucher.

Nerada Tea — farm tour voucher valued at $60 for two adults.

Burratronics — $25 voucher.

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Foodworks Yungburra — food box.

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Privately donated — $50 fuel voucher.

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Yungaburra Pitstop — men's pack including stubby coolers and speaker.

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Privately donated — $25 Coles Group & Myer gift card.


Goose Club at the Pub

In March 2020 we returned to Yungaburra. The supportive locals donated prizes for our Goose Club and took ticket pages to sell in their businesses. We got to chat some more about FNQ Foster Farms and animal rescue when we sold tickets outside Foodworks on the Saturday prior to the event. The night of the Goose Club was a rousing success, with some lucky winners even donating their prizes back. 

Lizzie sells Goose Club tickets at Yungaburra Pub.


Picnic With Pop Pop

In February 2020, our oldest resident Pop-Pop reached the equine equivalent of one hundred human years! We celebrated with Picnic with Pop-Pop at Tinaburra Foreshore and the birthday boy got to go for a swim, make new friends and eat his very own cake. There were a few new faces (and unsuspecting bystanders) to share our philosophy and vision with and we even learnt the steps to 'Cowboy Boogie'.

(L–R) Lizzie helps birthday boy Lollipop eat his cake, while Snickers scores some too.


Malanda Pony Club Rally Day

In January 2020, Sue, Chantelle, Lizzie, Joey and Olly joined Malanda Horse and Pony Club members for the first rally day of the year. Outings like this are important to help socialise the horses and assist with their training, as well as just being FUN!

Sue helps Lizzie mount Olly from the ramp to protect his back. 


Mareeba Rodeo Downtown Parade

Some epic lolly throwing, glow-sticking and bubble blowing took place at the 2019 Mareeba Rodeo Downtown Parade and FNQ Foster Farms were thrilled to win a cash prize for best community organisation float! 

While we were disappointed to hear that the Mareeba Rodeo has been cancelled for the second year in a row, we know it will return bigger and better than ever and we look forward to joining in the fun. 

Lizzie gives the thumb of approval for our float setup, and secures the lollies so Chantelle can't eat them all. 


2018 Astute Atherton Maize Festival

In 2018, volunteer Chantelle embarked on a journey to raise funds for FFF through the Astute Atherton Maize Festival program. Throughout the duration, several fundraisers were run including hundred dollar boards, bric-a-brac stalls at local markets, a pie drive and the original FFF trivia night, with a total $3,130 raised. Lots of professional development was undertaken and there were many opportunities to engage with the community about the work FFF does, culminating in Chantelle securing the 2018 Charity Ambassador title and sparking her continuing commitment to promoting animal welfare and FFF. 

(Chantelle and Katara ride through the main street of Atherton during the Maize parade

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