ON LOCATION: Karl Stefanovic (left) and Josh Arnold broadcast live from Warwick.
ON LOCATION: Karl Stefanovic (left) and Josh Arnold broadcast live from Warwick. marian faa

Warwick to host Today Show drought relief telethon

WARWICK is set to host half a telethon for the Today Show to raise money for drought-affected farmers.

Host Karl Stefanovic made the announcement from Leslie Park this morning, where he is on scene broadcasting for the morning program's Fight for our Farmers Drought Appeal.

Karl revealed the news to Southern Downs mayor Tracy Dobie live on air, saying the location for the other half of the telethon on August 20 would be announced later this morning.

 

Polocrosse players at Leslie Park where Karl Stefanovic from the Today Show is broadcasting live.
Polocrosse players at Leslie Park where Karl Stefanovic from the Today Show is broadcasting live. Elyse Wurm

The Today Show is broadcasting from Leslie Park until 9am as part of their coverage of the drought crisis.

Cr Dobie told Karl country people were resilient and had seen droughts and flooding rains.

Polocrosse players as well as members of the CWA and rural firefighters were on location to give viewers a taste of Warwick.

More coverage to follow.

 

It's Simple coffee van is keeping people warm as the Today Show broadcast from Leslie Park in Warwick.
It's Simple coffee van is keeping people warm as the Today Show broadcast from Leslie Park in Warwick. Elyse Wurm

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