Bunnings announces a return of the iconic sausage sizzle in Geraldton

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The Sunday sausage sizzle was suspended on March 18 due to COVID-19 fears.
Camera IconThe Sunday sausage sizzle was suspended on March 18 due to COVID-19 fears. Credit: Bunnings Warehouse/Supplied

Bunnings has announced the iconic sausage sizzle fundraiser will return to Geraldton by the end of this month — which should please diehard snag fans everywhere.

Initially shelved in mid-March, as the coronavirus pandemic tightened its grip on Australia, the much loved fundraising opportunity is being carefully reintroduced by the hardware chain.

Sausage sizzles returned in Tasmania and the Northern Territory earlier this month but a spokesperson for the company said they were planning for a return in Geraldton at the end of July.

Typically, more than 40,000 sausage sizzles are run by community groups in Australia each year.

“We know our customers have missed being able to show their support for local community groups by stopping by the sausage sizzle and we know the important fundraising role they play for thousands of community groups across Australia,” Bunnings chief operating officer Deb Poole said last week.

“We’re really excited to be starting the process of bringing them back in places where restrictions have eased.”

Bunnings suspended community sausage sizzles nearly four months ago on March 18, instead donating $500 gift cards to community groups that had booked to host fundraisers.

Local group the Apex club of Geraldton appear to be the first to return to the fundraising kitchen with a Facebook event titled “Yes it's back on!” on Sunday, August 9.

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