Emilia and Selina Parker raising money for drought-stricken farmers this Christmas.
Emilia and Selina Parker raising money for drought-stricken farmers this Christmas.

Sisters on a festive fundraising mission for farmers

SOUTH Burnett siblings Selina, 12, and Emilia Parker, 9, are determined to spread Christmas cheer to farmers doing it tough this year.

The girls' parents, Steve and Robyn Parker, said they were blown away by their girls' generosity and dedication to the cause.

"A few weeks ago we were talking about what we wanted to do for Christmas and the girls just really wanted to help the farmers," Mr Parker said.

Mr Parker said they were grateful for the support of South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and the team at Donut King, who were kind enough to donate donuts for them to sell.

And sell they have: "$1876.90 in cash and I'm just waiting on a bank transfer to come through for $500," Mr Parker said.

"Grand total. $2376.90. Well done, Kingaroy."

Mr Parker said Santa Claus was coming to town.

"Well it may not be Santa Claus, but it will be Selina and I delivering food baskets and gift cards to our wonderful farmers," he said.

"Selina and I, and Keith and Marion Campbell...will be out delivering  to 18 farmers who are in need."

Mr Parker said it was incredible to see how far a few  thousand could go over Christmas.

"We can put a bit of food on their table and give them a happier Christmas Day," he said.

"There are so many struggling farmers at the moment."