Bunnings sausage sizzle to help those affected by drought and fires

By Rodney Woods

Drop by your local Bunnings store's sausage sizzle on Friday to help raise funds and support communities impacted by drought and bushfires.

Bunnings will again partner with GIVIT, whose national presence aids local communities all over Australia by working closely with charities, community groups and councils to ensure that support is directed where it is needed most.

Bunnings’ chief operating officer Debbie Poole said she was pleased the team could pick up the barbecue tongs and help support those affected.

“As a part of those local communities who have been affected, we want to help,” she said.

“Many of our regional teams have already been assisting impacted communities on a local level but we had team members from all over Australia also wanting to lend a hand for these two important causes.

“Our team members always embrace the opportunity to get behind the barbecue themselves to help out.

“We are pleased to be partnering with GIVIT who do incredible work supporting communities who need it most.”

With some store teams already on the ground supporting evacuation centres and the local community where possible, the national sausage sizzle fundraiser will provide further assistance to those affected by drought and bushfires.

In February 2019, Bunnings worked with GIVIT to help raise and contribute more than $310 000 for flood-affected communities in Townsville and bushfire-impacted communities in Tasmania.

The national barbecue will be held at every Bunnings store across the country from 9am to 4pm on November 22.