The Milton-Ulladulla community and visitors has raised $10,000 for a Falls Creek family whose farm foreclosed in early May.
Cupitt's in collaboration with Milton Ulladulla Apex Club hosted a weekend of live music, great food and wine to raise money for a local farming family that Cupitt Cheesemaking facility 'Cupitt Fromagerie' have been working with for four years.
Maple Ridge Goat Dairy foreclosed early May, due to financial pressures of the rising price of feed over the past year, due to the drought conditions.
Cupitt's saw an opportunity to help the family as the Queen's Birthday long weekend is always a popular time for visitors to come to the South Coast.
In perfect winter conditions, with Soul Tonic performing a sensational concert; the community and visitors joined to raise $10,000 for Caleb and Meghan Graham and their three children.
The money raised will help them through this tough time of paying off debt and general ongoing costs of a young family.
Apex Milton/Ulladulla have launched a new project to help fathers and felt that this fundraiser aligned with their mission.
Apex's Jon Louth said the Graham's situation hit close to home.
"We've recently set up a Milton Ulladulla Dad's Group to help dads come together to engage more with their kids," Mr Louth said.
"The local club members are predominantly fathers of young children and teens, so it really hit home that this local family was really in need of a hand up at this tough time. So of course we were more than happy to be involved and we're excited that we've been able to help raise so much for the family."
Rosie Cupitt, who has worked with the Maple Ridge Goat's milk for the last four years, said she was devastated to see the dairy close.
"This weekend proved that we live in a very generous community. Farmers can be very proud people, it is in their DNA, they are also very self-reliant and self-sufficient. I believe this gesture of help from our community will make a big impact for the Graham family financially and emotionally."