Our say | Taking every chance we can to lend a hand

A WORLD record attempt (of sorts) planned for Mount Panorama in October will be a spectacle.

Bathurst Regional Council is getting right behind an attempt to get 2000 cars on the track - and moving - simultaneously on Sunday, October 28. It's a massive undertaking and perhaps a curious one, but it’s for undoubtedly a good cause.

The plan is for each participant to pay $30 for the privilege of being part of the record and that money will go towards supporting drought-stricken farmers.

If all 2000 spots are filled, that will be $60,000 - a huge contribution in anyone's language – and the final tally will climb as local businesses come on board.

It's not the first time Mount Panorama has been used as the venue for a local record attempt, again highlighting just what an incredible asset it is for our community.

Back in 2010 councillors Bobby Bourke and Ian North co-ordinated the world’s longest chain of neckties, tying together 8695 ties that went twice around the Mount circuit.

Now they're at it again - and again we can expect them to get plenty of support.

The combination of the lure of the Mount and the chance to provide practical support for families who are doing it tough should prove irresistible.

It's been a familiar story of late.

While governments took a long time to recognise the need to support farmers through the drought, community groups across NSW have been rallying to the cause for months.

The Buy A Bale program – supported by Fairfax Media and the Western Advocate – has already raised well over $1 million and there is plenty more to come.

And on Saturday night around 650 people will descend on Bathurst Goldfields for the $150-a-ahead Black Tie And Boots Ball.

Grant and Chezzi Denyer have done an incredible job as the driving forces behind the ball and securing former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian as the main entertainment was certainly a coup.

But the majority of ticket-holders are going simply to show their support. A great night out will be a bonus.

However, not everyone can afford $150 no matter how worthy the cause, so the $30-a-car world record attempt is a perfect way to give more people the chance to contribute.

Our community always wants to help a neighbour in need. The more chances we have to do so, the better.