Bunnings to support firies, SES with Aus Day BBQ
BUNNINGS will be raising much needed funds for local volunteer fire brigades and emergency services with their annual Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ, held at all stores on Saturday January 23.
Northern Rivers residents are invited to celebrate Australia Day and support the Rural Fire Service and NSW State Emergency Service by heading down to Bunnings Warehouse Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore between 9am-4pm, to buy a snag or make a donation.
Team members will be running sausage sizzles with support from fire brigade and emergency services volunteers, with every cent raised going directly to support the RFS and NSW SES.
NSW Rural Fire Service, Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said he was thrilled that Bunnings is continuing to support local volunteer fire brigades and emergency services through this great initiative.
"Every day our 74,000 members are working to help protect the community from bush fires, and this Australia Day will be no different," he said.
"I'd like to thank Bunnings and their customers for supporting our volunteers in their important work.
"As summer continues, I urge everyone to be prepared for fires.
"It is not only important for everyone who lives in a bush fire prone area to prepare their home, but also to have a discussion with their family about what they do if a bush fire took hold near you."
Bunnings Area Manager, John Newell, said the Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ is a terrific way for team members and all Australians to show their appreciation for the wonderful work done by local volunteer fire brigades and emergency services.
"The team is really excited to get behind the barbecue to help raise vital funds for our local RFS and SES," he said.
Family activities, fun games and entertainment will also be held throughout the day.
Bunnings Warehouse Ballina, Cnr Pacific Hwy & Horizon Drive, West Ballina, Tel: 6618 5600
Bunnings Byron Bay, 2 Bayshore Drive, Tel: 6639 5300
Bunnings Warehouse Lismore, 2 Bruxner Highway, Tel: 6624 0800