Bunnings sausage sizzle provides relief for bushfire victims

8 March 2019|Community News| Off Comments off on Bunnings sausage sizzle provides relief for bushfire victims|

TEAM members at Bunnings Warehouse in Glenorchy cooked up a storm in mid-February, helping to raise more than $310,000 nationally to support the people and communities impacted by the recent Tasmanian bushfires and Queensland floods.

As part of a nationwide sausage sizzle, Bunnings Glenorchy raised funds for GIVIT’s Tasmanian Fire Appeal, providing essential items for individuals and families in need.

“The Bunnings Glenorchy team is incredibly proud to be supporting Tasmanians devastated by the recent bushfires,” Bunnings Warehouse Glenorchy complex manager Dale Barr said.

Bunnings has a long history of providing relief to local communities, with its barbecues constantly attracting the public.

“It was great to see so much support from the community,” Mr Barr said.

GIVIT is a national online giving platform that supports numerous charities to provide and support the needs of those most vulnerable.

“We are going to make sure people get exactly what they need to get back on their feet, but also support local businesses who are also affected by the fires,” GIVIT founder and director Juliette Wright said.

“It was great to see Tasmanians rally around and help raise funds for the community – it’s the most positive feedback I have ever seen.

“Everybody loves that 100 per cent of the funds are going to people via local businesses and it’s great to allow people to give directly to those in need.”

To donate to GIVIT’s appeal, visit www.givit.org.au.

Caption: Bunnings Glenorchy team members Amanda MacMillan, left, and Ann-Marie Ezzy serve up sausages to raise funds for the Tasmanian bushfires.

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