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Echuca Bunnings to host barbecue for drought and bushfire victims

By Ivy Jensen

ECHUCA Bunnings will hold a barbecue on Friday to help raise funds and support communities impacted by drought and bushfires.

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

Bunnings Echuca complex manager Wendy Campbell said the team was looking forward to getting behind the barbecue to do its bit and help support communities impacted by drought and bushfires.

“We’re encouraging customers to drop by the store this Friday between 9am and 4pm to grab a snag and help us raise funds,” she said.

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 chief executive officer Sarah Tennant guaranteed 100 per cent of all funds raised through Bunnings would be used to buy essential items for those affected.

“We are also committed to purchasing locally wherever possible to support the economic recovery of these affected areas,” she said.