TENTERFIELD people could be counting sheep daily after the launch of a new fundraising initiative to “flock” homes and businesses.
Ten fm staff arrived to find six constructed sheep in front of their building on Friday morning with a note announcing “Congratulations, you’ve been flocked”.
“Don’t despair… this is a fundraiser organised by Rotaract of Tenterfield,” the note said.
“A friend of yours paid us to place the flock in your pastures. This flocking is done in good spirits and not meant to be mean.”
The “fee” for removal of the sheep is $15.
Rotaract’s Rachel Brown said the group came up with the idea after looking at the “flamingo flocking” fundraising initiative in use in the United States.
“We wanted to come up with something Australian,” Mrs Brown said.
“As far as I know, this is the first sheep flocking in Australia.
“All the businesses we’ve spoken to love the idea.”
The sheep were made by Tenterfield Men’s Shed.
Mrs Brown said people could nominate a business or person to be “flocked” for a small donation. People can also pay $10 for anti-flocking insurance to ensure their space is a sheep-free zone.
Rotaract has plans to extend the initiative to a competition with prizes. Flock Tenterfield already has its own Facebook page.
Flocking nomination forms are available from Ten fm or from the business that has just been flocked.