No You Can’t Do This!
Written by TFM on 17/03/2020
From tomorrow Bunnings will be putting a hold on its iconic sausage sizzles, with the retailer announcing panic sparked by the coronavirus has impacted the availability of supplies.
Bunnings Managing Director Mike Schneider said the “tough decision” was made after speaking to community groups and finding out about the challenges they have been facing in recent weeks.
“Having listened closely to community groups, we’ve learned of the challenges many groups are facing finding volunteers and even supplies to sell given some of the reported challenges being faced by other retailers,” Mr Schneider said in a statement.
“We also want to make sure our team remain focused on helping customers to access the products they need.
“We absolutely understand the important role these sausage sizzles play for thousands of local community groups and charities and that finding alternative fundraising opportunities at short notice isn’t easy.”
From tomorrow Bunnings will suspend their sausage sizzles. Picture: InstagramSource:Supplied
Bunnings sausage sizzles are an extremely popular way for local community groups to raise money, with the retailer’s website stating spots are often booked out six months in advance.
Mr Schneider said that in order to assist community groups that have sausage sizzles booked over the next month Bunnings will be donating $500 gift cards to these organisations in order to help with their fundraising.
This adds up to an investment of more than $1.2 million to local groups across Australia and New Zealand.
“There’s no doubt that our decision will disappoint some people in the community and we can’t wait to bring this much-loved community program back,” Mr Schneider said.