Newcastle and Lake Macquarie residents can show their support for the NSW Rural Fire Service by heading down to any Bunnings Warehouse on January 28 to buy a sausage sandwich.
NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said 74,000 members were working every day to protect the community from bushfires and “this Australia Day will be no different”.
“As summer continues, I urge everyone to be prepared for fires. It is not only important for everyone who lives in a bushfire prone area to prepare their home, but also to have a discussion with their family about what you would all do if a bush fire took hold in your area.”
Bunnings Area Manager, Alan Harvey, said the Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ is a way for team members and all Australians to show their appreciation for the great work done by local volunteer emergency services around the country.
“The team is really excited to get behind the barbecue to help raise vital funds for our local NSW Rural Fire Service,” said Alan.
Family activities, fun games and entertainment will also be held throughout the day.