Epping North residents have thrown their support behind farmers affected by drought, raising close to $3600 for Rural Aid.

Developer Lendlease held a community day at Aurora to raise money for Rural Aid’s Buy-A-Bale initiative, supporting communities affected by drought.

The money will be used to buy fodder and other essential items to help farmers and their livestock through the drought.

A Lendlease spokeswoman said about 100 people attended the recent community day which included raffles, live music, balloon twisting and face-painting.

“The day was a success with additional community groups supporting the initiative, including Epping Cricket Club, Epping CFA, the Sikh Community Connection, Epping’s Winged Dragon Karate Team, Epping RSL and the U3A ukulele choir,” she said.