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Support FightMND’s Big Freeze by Hosting a BBQ at Home

Shoppers may not be able to grab a snag when they head their local Bunnings at the moment, but to keep their much-loved sausage sizzle top of mind, Bunnings is encouraging Australians to join the fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) by hosting a BBQ at home this Queen’s Birthday, Monday 8th June.

“We can’t wait to bring back our sausage sizzle community program, but meantime we hope Australians can get their sausage sizzle fix at home by hosting a BBQ this Queen’s Birthday to support FightMND’s Big Freeze 6,” said Mike Schneider, Bunnings Managing Director.

COVID-19 has impacted the way FightMND traditionally raises much needed funds to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

“We are also encouraging people to join our Bunnings Warehouse Big Freeze BBQ Facebook event. Bunnings will donate $2.50 to Fight MND for every RSVP to reach our donation target of up to $500,000,” explained Mike.

Bunnings is also asking Australians to post photos of their Bunnings Big Freeze BBQ to social media and use the tags @bunnings, @fightmnd, #filltheG, #bigfreeze6, #bunningsbbq.

For the past five years, the Big Freeze has been FightMND’s major fundraising event, and a crowd favourite at the Queen’s Birthday AFL blockbuster match, with FightMND icon Neale Daniher sending a who’s who of sport and media down the slide into Australia’s most famous ice bath.

This won’t be possible this year, but Big Freeze 6 will continue the fight against ‘The Beast’ via a special one-hour broadcast on Channel 7 and 7mate.

“Neale Daniher and the Fight MND team do a great job raising awareness for this terrible disease and supporting the research and those affected. So, let’s get behind them by firing up our barbies, tuning into Channel 7s Big Freeze broadcast, and most importantly joining our Bunnings Warehouse Big Freeze BBQ Facebook event,” said Mike.

Every day at least two people are diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Australia, and without a truly effective treatment and no known cure, at least two Australians pass away as a result of the disease every day.

“This is our second year getting behind the fight! After the success of selling FightMND beanies in our Victorian stores last year, we are now, for the first time, selling the FightMND beanies nationally until June 27 at our trade desks and online at,” revealed Mike.

“In keeping with Bunnings long held approach to provide practical, genuine and meaningful support, we’ve also been able to provide space to the FightMND volunteers to help them with their work of fulfilling online orders,” he added.

In March this year, Bunnings suspended the much-loved Bunnings sausage sizzles at their stores due to COVID-19.

“The Bunnings sausage sizzle is an integral community fundraiser and we know both our team and customers are eager to see it return,” said Mike.

“Unfortunately, this and other in-store activities remain suspended while we focus on providing a safe environment in our stores during this time.

“We can’t wait to bring this much-loved community program back,” concluded Mike.

Subject to change, please check your local TV guides.


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