BBQ For Drought and Bushfires

BBQ For Drought and Bushfires

Drop by your local Bunnings store's sausage sizzle between 9am and 4pm next Friday 22 November 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's needed most.

Bunnings Chief Operating Officer, Debbie Poole, said she was pleased the team could pick up the BBQ tongs and help support those affected.

"As a part of those local communities who have been affected, we want to help. 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," Debbie said.

"Our team members always embrace the opportunity to get behind the BBQ themselves to help out. We are pleased to be partnering with GIVIT who do incredible work supporting communities who need it most," Debbie added.

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.

GIVIT CEO Sarah Tennant said GIVIT is grateful to have Bunnings come on board and create this fundraising event.

"We guarantee 100% of all funds raised through Bunnings will be used to purchase essential items for those affected. We are also committed to purchasing locally wherever possible to support the economic recovery of these affected areas," Sarah said. In August 2018 Bunnings helped raise and contribute more than $1.25million for drought impacted communities through fundraising sausage sizzles as well as accepting donations. In February 2019 Bunnings worked with GIVIT to help raise and contribute over $310,000 for flood affected communities in Townsville and bushfire impacted communities in Tasmania.