“Blackall is a pretty important place for me; I’ve grown up there my whole life,” Uebergang told the publication of returning to her hometown for her wedding. “It’s such a beautiful place as well even in the middle of a drought, it really comes alive…And I was really hoping it would rain.”
On the big day, Robertson-Cuninghame captured a photo of the wedding party on the dusty farm and shared the photo on Facebook in order to raise money for Tie Up the Black Dog, an organization dedicated to helping people living in rural and drought-ridden Australian communities who are battling depression and mental illness. She promised to donate $3 for every share the post received.
And the post took off.
The photo was shared thousands of times by people around the world. Robertson-Cuninghame pledged $15,000 to the cause, according to Australia’s ABC, and she was also able to help raise thousands more for the organization.
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