Ramada Port Douglas Raises $1,000 for Farmers through Chicken Parma Sales

PORT DOUGLAS, QUEENSLAND (7 FEBRUARY, 2020) – Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas has raised more than $1,000 for drought and bushfire-affected Australian farmers by donating money from every chicken parmigiana meal sold at the resort.


As part of the Parma for a Farmer appeal, restaurants, bars and other venues around the country are being encouraged to donate a dollar from proceeds of every parmigiana meal to Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale initiative. Buy a Bale started in 2013 and supports drought and fire-affected farmers with fodder, financial assistance, water and counselling services.


Ramada Port Douglas’ 3Sixteen Bar & Bistro is one of the 421 venues across Australia – and the only one in Port Douglas – participating in the initiative.


“Australia’s vibrant regional communities are the fabric of our nation and are important economic contributors. This long-running drought and recent bushfires have devastated farmland and will continue to impact rural economies and regional communities well into the future,” said Resort Manager Nigel Warwick.


“We are proud to have raised more than $1,000 for farmers who need help by selling meals and through donations, and we intend to continue offering support into the future. Our diners have also welcomed the idea of supporting our farmers while enjoying an Aussie favourite.”


Open to both resort guests and the general public from 7am to 9pm daily, 3Sixteen Bar & Bistro is surrounded by ancient rainforest and overlooks the resort’s lagoon pool and waterfall. Parmy Night is held every Wednesday and Friday and the meal is served with chips and salad for a very reasonable $22.


Set amongst Melaleuca rainforest and surrounded by lush gardens and free flowing waterways filled with barramundi, Ramada Port Douglas is a mixed-use resort utilised by resort guests and timeshare owners who are part of Club Wyndham South Pacific.


The resort also offers an onsite day spa, a gym and event facilities.