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The rural wrap-up: Sunrise visits the central west, Lifeline hopes to start new project

Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.

There has been plenty happening this week in regional NSW, from a new mental health pilot project, to the Black Dog Ride and three major Australian charities launching state-wide drought appeals.

Project seeks to end the carnage:

Pilot project: The Yarnup Confidential strategy would employ and train Aboriginal staff, with 70 per cent of the annual funding applied to full employment and training costs. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Lifeline Central West has developed the Yarnup Confidential strategy, but to get the pilot project up and running it needs State and Federal government funding support.

Riders plea: Speak up, seek up:

Please talk: Sebastiaan (left), from the Blue Mountains and Sydneys Duncan White ahead of the Dubbo to Darwin trip. Photo: Jennifer Hoar.

Please talk: Sebastiaan (left), from the Blue Mountains and Sydneys Duncan White ahead of the Dubbo to Darwin trip. Photo: Jennifer Hoar.

Two motorcyclists currently on the Dubbo to Darwin Black Dog Ride trip are pleading to anyone struggling with mental health issues to talk about it and get help.

Sunrise visit drought stricken communities in central west NSW:

DROUGHT MESSAGES: Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew is reporting from Mount Panorama. Photo: CHANNEL 7

DROUGHT MESSAGES: Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew is reporting from Mount Panorama. Photo: CHANNEL 7

She visited Coonabarabran, Armatree, Come By Chance and Dubbo before finishing in Bathurst on Friday.

Carinda's Lets Dance Festival is back for another year:

Australian Red Cross launch month long drought appeal:

A dam in Coonabarabran. Photo: Peter Small.

A dam in Coonabarabran. Photo: Peter Small.

Vinnies to provide immediate relief through food assistance and other household bill payments:

 MINI VINNIES: St Vincent de Paul Society young volunteers Inez Russell, Bronte Lawrence, Rohan and Mira Praveen love helping other people. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

MINI VINNIES: St Vincent de Paul Society young volunteers Inez Russell, Bronte Lawrence, Rohan and Mira Praveen love helping other people. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

The Societys Drought Appeal will help those through three ways, which includes providing immediate relief through food assistance and other household bill payments.

Salvation Army Rural Chaplains visit drought affected farmers:

 Salvation Army Rural Chaplains Dianne and Rusty Lawson (pictured) are currently travelling to drought stricken communities in NSW. Photo: Photo: Peter Hardin.

Salvation Army Rural Chaplains Dianne and Rusty Lawson (pictured) are currently travelling to drought stricken communities in NSW. Photo: Photo: Peter Hardin.

Connecting with farmers and providing them support through the dry is the aim of Salvation Army Rural Chaplains Dianne and Rusty Lawson.

Victorian drought appeal drive to help farmers in New South Wales:

Rallying together: A community has seen how tough it is for farmers in NSW that htey have decided to lend a hand. Pictured are grain-fed merino sheep at Come By Chance near Walgett. Photo: PETER RAE

Rallying together: A community has seen how tough it is for farmers in NSW that htey have decided to lend a hand. Pictured are grain-fed merino sheep at Come By Chance near Walgett. Photo: PETER RAE

Destination Outback to raise funds for farmers, communities on rural trek:

Sandy Dunshea, Fortnum Financial Advisers, Michael Adams, Rotary Club of South Dubbo, Brett McCarthy, Destination Outback and Jeff Temesvary, Electrical Contractors. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Sandy Dunshea, Fortnum Financial Advisers, Michael Adams, Rotary Club of South Dubbo, Brett McCarthy, Destination Outback and Jeff Temesvary, Electrical Contractors. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

More than 120 people from western NSW are currently taking part in a three thousand kilometre trek across the outback to raise money for various beneficiaries.

Agent Bill Tatt discusses the latest industry news:

Stock and property: Bill Tatt reports it has been a long time since the industry saw this situation and as the drought continues, more pain could come. Photo: File.

Stock and property: Bill Tatt reports it has been a long time since the industry saw this situation and as the drought continues, more pain could come. Photo: File.

Has been a long time since the industry saw this type of situation arise and as the drought continues to bite, there could be more pain to come.

This story The rural wrap-up: Sunrise visits the central west, Lifeline hopes to start new project first appeared on Western Magazine.

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