It will be the experience of a lifetime for one lucky farming family from the State's north-west as they begin to pack for their first holiday in nine years.
The Worrell family from just outside Coonabarabran, who have battled devastating bushfires, a prolonged drought and now face an uncertain outcome as COVID-19 grips the country, will be enjoying a week of respite in Tuncurry during the coming school holidays.
The week-long break has been made available through the generosity of Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club and its partners, Forster Bowling Club, No Bull Gourmet Meats and Amaroo Cruises.
More than 60 desperate families from the Coonabarabran area entered the Give Us A Break! competition for the chance to win seven nights accommodation at Tuncurry Beach Motel, catering vouchers, entry to the Forster Bowling Club Ten Pin Bowling and Games area, daily breakfast packs and a family dolphin watch cruise.
Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club general manager, Terry Green said he wished the club could give everyone a holiday.
"As our neighbours in Coonabarabran continue to battle through the drought we wanted to give an affected family a break.
As our neighbours in Coonabarabran continue to battle through the drought we wanted to give an affected family a break.Terry Green
"We were inundated with replies to the competition."
Mr Green said the idea was to give a struggling family a holiday to remember, a holiday away from the daily stresses of the drought which continues to affect many areas around the State.
Despite widespread rain since the start of 2020 79 per cent of the State's North West remains drought affected.
"Thanks to all our good friends this family won't have to put their hand in their pocket at all during their holiday."
Mr Green has thought of every member of the family, even organising a pamper session for hair and beauty, and ensuring fuel is paid for.
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